Primary Care Excellence: A Comprehensive Ranking of US Medical Schools
The annual ranking of US medical schools by US News has been released, providing a comprehensive list of the top 20 institutions for primary care. This ranking, which has sparked significant controversy, is based on a variety of indicators including faculty resources, student selectivity, qualitative assessment, and primary care production.
- The ranking indicators for primary care include faculty resources, student selectivity, qualitative assessment, and primary care production.
- The top three medical schools for primary care are the University of Washington, the University of Minnesota, and Oregon Health and Science University.
- More than 10 prestigious medical schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Duke, and Johns Hopkins, boycotted the rankings and declined to complete the annual surveys, citing the elitist prestige that is perpetuated by rankings which factor in subjective opinions and academic factors not tied to outcomes for students.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the US will see a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand for physicians continues to grow faster than supply.
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