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MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News

Top 10 ranking mark of excellence for MU Family Medicine program

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, 2016 Edition.

The MU School of Medicine is ranked ninth 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 22 consecutive years.

MU also was ranked 35th for its primary care training program out of 156 schools.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in family medicine,” said Patrice Delafontaine, M.D., Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean of the MU School of Medicine. “Through the education of tomorrow’s physicians, the excellent patient care we deliver in MU Health Care’s hospitals and clinics, and through life-saving medical research, the MU School of Medicine touches the lives of Missourians across the state. This top 10 ranking for our family medicine department is important because it shows that our excellent training of family physicians has been recognized by our peers across the nation.”

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 130 medical schools and 26 schools of osteopathic medicine 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 physician fellows, and doctoral and master’s degree programs in the basic sciences, health management and informatics. Students also may study medicine and basic sciences together through the Tom and Anne Smith MD-Ph.D. Program.

Posted March 10, 2015

MU Health Magazine


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