In its 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News and World Report has again ranked the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine among the nation’s best medical schools.
In addition, the news magazine ranks the college’s departments of Physician Assistant Studies and Services and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science among the top 10 in the nation.
UI Carver College of Medicine was ranked for both its research and primary care missions, coming in at No. 21 in Primary Care and No. 35 in Research. In the specialty areas, Rural Medicine ranked No. 12 and Family Medicine was No. 17. Physician Assistant Studies and Services (No. 2) and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (No. 6) also held steady in their rankings.
The 140 medical schools fully accredited in 2016 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the 30 schools of osteopathic medicine fully accredited in 2016 by the American Osteopathic Association were surveyed for the rankings of research- and primary care-oriented medical schools; 118 schools provided the data needed to calculate the two rankings.
The research model is based on a weighted average of eight indicators; the primary care model is based on seven indicators. Most are the same for both. The research model factors in NIH research activity; the primary care model uses proportion of graduates entering primary care.