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Medical School moves into top 10

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The Medical School has been recognized as one of the best in the country with a ranking in the top 10 of the annual U.S.News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools listings.

Among research-oriented medical schools, U-M tied for 10th overall among the nation's 125 fully accredited medical schools and placed high in five specialties: family medicine (4), geriatrics (5), women's health (6), internal medicine (8) and pediatrics (12). Last year, U-M ranked 11th overall.

"Our excellent national reputation is a testament to the breadth and depth of the work our faculty, staff and students accomplish every day at the University of Michigan Medical School," says interim dean Dr. James Woolliscroft. "The faculty here consistently excel in every aspect of research, education and clinical services."

The rankings of research medical schools are based on several factors, with the most weight given to a quality assessment that is determined by input from medical school leaders around the country. Other factors are a school's level of research activity, student selectivity and faculty resources. The nation's 125 fully accredited medical schools and 20 fully accredited schools of osteopathic medicine were surveyed.

In 2006, the Medical School selected 170 first-year medical students from 5,767 applicants. The school's total enrollment was 682 students.

Last year, according to the data released by U.S. News, U-M Medical School faculty won more than $325 million in research grant awards from the National Institutes of Health at a time when competition for the grants is intense.

In separate rankings in the new U.S. News, U-M is tied for 45th among primary care-oriented medical schools and tied for 15th in the biological sciences. A ranking of the country's best hospitals will be released by U.S. News later in the year.

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