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The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has moved into the top 20 medical schools nationally for primary care, climbing 13 spots to 18th in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Medical Schools rankings, released March 11. Geisel also moved up four spots to 34th in the Best Medical Schools for research ranking, placing it in the top quartile of all medical schools nationally.
Most notably in the best medical schools for primary care ranking, Geisel's rise was driven by an increase in the quality assessment score from deans and other academic medicine leaders nationally, a metric that is 40 percent of the ranking.
Also significant was an increase in the percentage of Geisel graduates choosing to pursue primary care residencies, which is now at a three-year average of 44.6 percent. The primary care residency rate makes up 30 percent of the ranking. Geisel's student selectivity (GPA and MCAT median) also rose this year, which helped boost both the primary care and research rankings.
"We're working hard at Geisel to attract a diverse, academically talented group of students who are driven to be leaders and who will also help solve our most pressing problems in health care," said Chip Souba, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine.