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MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation's Top 10 By U.S. News & World Report

Department ranked in top 10 for 21st consecutive year

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has been recognized as a leader in family medicine by U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, 2015 Edition.

The MU School of Medicine is ranked eighth in the nation for the specialty of family medicine. The school's Department of Family and Community Medicine has been ranked in the top 10 for 21 consecutive years.

MU also was ranked 29th for its primary care training program and 75th in research out of 153 schools.

Harold Williamson

"We are pleased to be recognized so consistently as a leader in family medicine education," said Harold A. Williamson Jr., MD, executive vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Missouri Health System. "Through our hospitals and clinics, and our health sciences schools, we touch the lives of Missourians across the state. Being ranked for more than 20 years in the top 10 for our family medicine program, however, shows that our efforts as educators have been recognized nationally by our peers."

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 128 medical schools and 25 osteopathic medical schools to determine this year's medical school rankings.

The MU School of Medicine offers three distinct learning tracks — undergraduate medical education for medical students, graduate medical education for resident physicians and fellows, and doctoral and master's degree programs in basic sciences, and health management and informatics. Students also may study medicine and basic sciences together through the Tom and Anne Smith MD-PhD Program.

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