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

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, 2017 Edition.

The MU School of Medicine is ranked seventh 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 23 consecutive years.

MU also was ranked 54th for its primary care training program out of 170 schools.

“We are pleased to again be recognized as a leader in family medicine,” said Patrick Delafontaine, MD, Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean of the MU School of Medicine. “Through the education of future physicians, the excellent patient-centered care we deliver, and the life-saving medical research we perform, the MU School of Medicine touches the lives of Missourians across the state and beyond.”

“This top 10 ranking for our family medicine department is important because it shows that MU’s faculty and graduates in family medicine have been recognized by our peers across the nation,” said Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH, Paul Revare Family Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. “Working with our other MU colleagues, our faculty members work with students during all four years of medical school, help train outstanding resident physicians and fellows, perform research relevant to the health of patients and families, and provide personal care to many thousands of patients in our communities.”

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 140 medical schools and 30 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-PhD Program.