Geisel Continues to Rank Among Nation’s Top Medical Schools

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth rose in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School rankings. In the rankings released on March 14, Geisel rose to #35 in the Research rankings and #27 in the Primary Care rankings, up from #40 and #45 respectively and placing it in the top quartile of all medical schools nationally.

U.S. News & World Report ranks medical schools in two categories—Research and Primary Care—using multiple indicators. The Research ranking includes National Institutes of Health research data, while the Primary Care ranking includes the proportion of recent graduates entering primary care specialties in their residencies. Both utilize weighted data including peer assessments.

“We are excited that Geisel continues to be ranked among the best medical schools in the country,” said Duane Compton, PhD, interim dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “This is a testament to the strengths of our faculty and their dedication to our research and education enterprises.”

Nationally, the need for primary care and health care delivery science expertise continues to grow, propelled by a growing and aging population. A report by the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that by 2025, there will be a shortfall of between 14,900 and 35,600 primary care physicians in the U.S.

“At Geisel, we focus on training the complete physician—one who excels in the basic sciences, delivers outstanding clinical care, discovers and shares new knowledge, and works to improve systems of health care delivery,” said Greg Ogrinc, MD, interim senior associate dean for medical education. “This foundation, along with our emphasis on compassionate, patient- and family-centered care that addresses the ‘whole’ patient, means that our students are well prepared to take on the many health care challenges our country faces.”

About the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Founded in 1797, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth strives to improve the lives of the communities it serves through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. The Geisel School of Medicine is renowned for its leadership in medical education, health care policy and delivery science, biomedical research, global health, and in creating innovations that improve lives worldwide. As one of America’s leading medical schools, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine is committed to training new generations of diverse leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in health care.

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Derik Hertel is the Director of Communications & Marketing at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Contact

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