The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine moved up a notch to regain its top 10 status as one of the country’s best medical schools and its primary care program scored its strongest rating since 2010, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Graduate Schools.”
The rankings for 2016 are an improvement over last year when Pritzker placed 11th out of 153 medical schools for research. It placed No. 8 in the 2014 rankings and No. 10 in the 2013 list. Pritzker remains the only school in Illinois to be ranked among the top 10. Meanwhile, its primary care program was tied for the 19th spot. That ranking is up from No. 26 for 2015 and 39 for 2014.
Other programs within the Biological Sciences Division had their 2015 results re-published Tuesday. Last year’s report said PhD programs in the Biological Sciences Division were ranked 14th in the country. The University of Chicago paleontology program, which draws from the interdepartmental and inter-institutional Committee on Evolutionary Biology, was rated No. 1 in the nation. And the school’s Ecology/Evolutionary Biology program tied for 4th. Those rankings will be updated in three years.