2021 U.S. News Graduate School Rankings Announced

BUSM ranks No. 29 in research and No. 43 in primary care in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools, announced today.

BUSM was tied at 29 in the research category with the University of Virginia and ahead of Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School (38), Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY (40), University of Massachusetts Medical School (47), Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine (50) and Tufts School of Medicine (53).

In addition, two clinical departments were ranked among the top programs in their specialties – Family Medicine at No. 11 (ranked 12th last year) and Pediatrics at No. 26.

The research ranking is based, in part, on the dollar value of grants awarded to the school by the National Institutes of Health. The primary care rank considers the proportion of a school’s graduates entering residencies in family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine – meaning that the rank in this category varies with the percentage of students in each graduating class pursuing those fields.

The specialty rankings are based solely on ratings by medical school deans and senior faculty from the 189 fully accredited medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine that provided the data needed to calculate the research and primary care rankings.

US News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings – Medicine

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Research 29 30 29 30 29 30 32 30
Primary Care 43 41 26 34 40 52 35 39