OSU Medical Education Programs Advance in Rankings
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s medical education programs advanced in rankings of both the top research schools and the top primary care schools listed in the 2006 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Among top research schools, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health moved up one position to 37th from 38th last year, and advanced to 14th among public institutions, up from 15th the previous year.
As part of that shift, OSU is now ranked among the top 25 schools in the student entering class GPA (tied for 22nd) and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score (tied for 24th), as well as National Institutes of Health research funding (25th), with research awards improving by $45.4 million, or 30.6 percent, to $193.7 million.
In top primary care school rankings, Ohio State moved up 29 positions, to 23rd from 52nd last year, tying with Johns Hopkins University, the University of Texas and Yeshiva (Albert Einstein) University.
Among medical specialty rankings, Ohio State is ranked 21st in family medicine.
Dr. Fred Sanfilippo, OSU senior vice president and executive dean for health sciences and dean of the College of Medicine, credited the jump in the rankings to the success in recruiting top students to pursue their medical education at Ohio State and a strong push to increase research funding.
“We continue to attract the top students from around the nation. They know they will have unmatched opportunities at Ohio State and will be well prepared when they graduate to take care of patients, make research discoveries or use their talents to teach tomorrow’s doctors,” said Sanfilippo, also CEO of OSU Medical Center.
“Our rise in the national rankings parallels the exciting achievements taking place at Ohio State in medical education, research and patient care. This is further evidence of the quality of our educational programs, the dedication of our faculty and the rapid expansion of research.”
The rankings are based on surveys of 124 medical and 19 osteopathic medicine schools. The U.S. News rankings are based on a formula that weighs several criteria, including how selective a program is in admitting applicants, faculty resources, institutional reputation and research activity.
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