UTHSC College of Medicine Ranked No. 26 for Primary Care By U.S. News & World Report

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UTHSC College of Medicine's primary care program is ranked 26 in the country by U. S. News and World Report.
UTHSC College of Medicine’s primary care program is ranked 26 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Above, students train in the state-of-the-art Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation on the Memphis campus.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine is ranked No. 26 for primary care in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Grad Schools Ranking.

Out of 124 institutions ranked by the publication, UTHSC’s College of Medicine tied for No. 26 with East Carolina University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Rochester. The latest ranking was released today.

The UTHSC College of Medicine also ranked as the 68th best medical school for research.

 “These results reinforce the important role the UTHSC College of Medicine plays in educating future physicians, particularly in primary care, and advancing medicine through research, as we continue to meet the needs of the State of Tennessee and the region,” said Scott Strome, MD, executive dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking also showed:

  • 46% of 2019-2021 UTHSC College of Medicine graduates entered primary care residencies.
  • 33% of 2013-2015 College of Medicine graduates practice in primary care specialties.
  • UTHSC College of Medicine is tied for 30th(with Florida International University (Wertheim) out of 161 for Medical Schools With the Most Graduates Practicing in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
  • UTHSC College of Medicine is ranked 70 of 156 Medical Schools With the Most Graduates Practicing in Rural Areas.