Top spots for primary care
■ An occasional snapshot of current facts and trends in medicine.
Quick View. Posted Sept. 12, 2005
The annual ranking of U.S. medical schools from U.S. News & World Report shows little change.
While the University of Washington School of Medicine kept the No. 1 slot for primary care training, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine moved up to No. 2. Last year it ranked fourth.
Some 123 of the country's 142 allopathic and osteopathic schools provided data to the magazine, which combined them with other variables, such as peer assessment scores and resident director scores, to achieve the overall ranking.
A separate ranking of top medical schools for research put Boston's Harvard Medical School in the No. 1 spot, followed by Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Source: U.S. News & World Report