April 6, 2007
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TCOM makes U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 50” for sixth year in a row

Our medical school has been ranked 34th out of 145 medical schools in the nation for excellence in primary care, according to recently released rankings from U.S. News and World Report. This marks the college’s sixth consecutive appearance in the top 50. TCOM’s Physician Assistant Studies Program was also ranked 34th among the nation’s 101 PA programs – its second appearance in the top 50. The magazine’s 2008 “best of” issue should be on news stands later this month.

TCOM had approximately 77 percent of its DO graduates enter primary care programs from 2004 to 2006 – the third highest percentage among the top 50 schools. The other two Texas medical schools ranked in the top 50 for primary care, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, had 44.9 percent and 42 percent of their graduates, respectively, enter primary care in that period.

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based upon expert opinion about program performance and statistical indicators that measure the quality of the school’s faculty, research and students.

To gather the opinion data, the magazine surveys deans, program directors and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of programs in their field on a scale of 1, which is marginal, to 5, which is outstanding. Professionals who hire new graduates are also surveyed for the rankings. UNT HSC Logo


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