Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Ranked Among Top for Medical Training, Research Programs

March 13, 2012

Wake Forest School of Medicine has again been recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its high-quality medical education, training and research programs.

The School of Medicine placed 19th among the nation's top medical schools in primary care and 42nd among research programs in the annual list of America's "Best Graduate Schools."

"It is an honor to be recognized by our peers as one of the best institutions at educating the next generation of physicians and supporting the pioneering work being done by scientists here at Wake Forest. We are committed to our academic and clinical mission to provide quality patient care through medical innovation and education," said Wake Forest School of Medicine Dean Edward Abraham, M.D.

The 2013 edition of "Best Graduate Schools" surveyed 149 accredited medical schools and programs across the country last fall. Three assessment peer surveys were conducted last fall. School rankings were based on statistical data in the two highest enrollment areas of primary care and research as well as expert assessment from faculty, deans or program directors.

U.S.News & World Report began its annual report of the top graduate schools in 1990 and, in addition to medicine, ranks professional programs in the fields of business, education, engineering and law.

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