Internal Medicine at Iowa Ranks Among Nation’s Best

Earlier this week, U.S. News and World Report released its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools, and the Carver College of Medicine moved up a few slots in some critical measures. This article details the variety of ways in which the college is showing that it is among the very best of the nearly 140 medical schools in the nation that are fully accredited.

Dean of the Carver College of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dr. Brooks Jackson, explains many of these new rankings in detail in a video report.

Besides scoring highly in research and primary care, a number of programs within each medical school were also ranked for the first time. Our own specialty of internal medicine was ranked at #17 in the country, placing us alongside only four other programs in the Midwest: Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, Washington University, and University of Michigan. Other members of the list include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, and Duke University. Company we are proud to keep.

The methodology for the rankings is explained in detail here, but what we found most interesting are the specifics of how our program was ranked.

These rankings, which include pediatrics and internal medicine, are based solely on ratings by medical school deans and senior faculty from the list of schools surveyed.

Survey respondents each identified up to 10 schools offering the best programs in each specialty area.

Those schools receiving the most votes in each specialty are numerically ranked in descending order based on the number of nominations they received, as long as the school or program received seven or more nominations in that specialty area. This means that schools ranked at the bottom of each specialty ranking have received at least seven nominations.

The Department is grateful for this recognition by our peers. Credit for this is owed to the extraordinary effort by our faculty and staff; their commitment to medical education is officially national caliber.

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  1. […] In each of the two years that specialty training programs have been ranked, Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa stands as one of the best in the country. The recent list published by U. S. News & World Report of the “Best Graduate Schools” for medicine in the United States put us in a three-way tie at #22 with the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Both these institutions, along with more than fifteen other schools, were added to last year’s inaugural list. […]

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