UH Medicine is among nation’s Top 100 Medical Schools in Three Categories

U.S. News & World Report has ranked three programs at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) among the country’s Top 100, in its annual listing of the Best Graduate Schools.

U.S. News & World Report assessed medical schools across the country for both the quality of their research training and primary-care training. In the 2012 rankings, JABSOM’s Geriatric Medicine program ranked 13th, the Primary Care program ranked #58 and JABSOM’s research program emerged  #87.

“It’s a great honor to receive this national recognition for our program. I really appreciate the hard work of our faculty, fellows and staff, and the strong support of our community partners. Everything we do is a team effort and we are proud of our education, research, clinical and community service geriatrics programs,” said Kamal Masaki, acting chair of JABSOM’s geriatrics department.

“Primary care has been a longstanding priority at JABSOM and we are pleased to be listed in the top 100 medical schools in three categories nationwide,” said Dr. Jerris R. Hedges, Dean of JABSOM. “However, our work has just begun. To address the shortage of primary care physicians in our state and particularly on the neighbor islands, we will need to expand the class, add residency opportunities, and improve the practice climate for all physicians.”

The 126 medical schools fully accredited by the U.S. Liaison Committee on Medical Education, plus the 20 schools of osteopathic medicine fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, were surveyed for rankings in research and primary-care.  The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide. In addition to featuring new rankings in five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines (business, law, education, engineering, and medicine), the 2012 rankings also include updated peer-assessment-only rankings for healthcare management, nursing, nursing-anesthesia, nursing midwifery, physician assistant, public health, rehabilitation counseling, and veterinary medicine.

For more information, see www.usnews.com/grad

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