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Are the 'U.S. News' Medical School Rankings for Primary Care Education Relevant?
Date:7/9/2013

st, and they are published without any sort of hedging or acknowledgment that there are limitations to the methodology.”

“We hope at some point that credentialing organizations will gather and publicize reliable and valid quality information,” Jerant added. “Given these organizations’ access to data and history with the nation’s medical schools, they have the best chances for providing accurate and objective comparisons. Until then, prospective medical students interested in careers in primary care should not let the rankings be their sole consideration when judging medical schools.”

A copy of “Short-Term Stability and Spread of the U.S. News & World Report Primary Care Medical School Rankings” is available online at http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/toc/publishahead.

The study was funded in part by a UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine Research Grant.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/.

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