In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked primary care as #1.

Several UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and doctoral programs receive high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” but none higher than the UNC School of Medicine’s primary care ranking of Number One.

“I’m proud to be the Chair of Family Medicine and to be a part of the team effort to advance primary care for the needs of our state,” said Cristy Page, MD, MPH, the William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. “Getting the number one ranking for primary care is a huge recognition of UNC’s commitment to provide the highest quality of primary care education and health care for the needs of North Carolinians and beyond.”

SOM primary care was ranked second last year behind the University of Washington. This year, UC-San Francisco is ranked second, followed by Washington, UCLA, and Baylor.

In the category of overall research, the UNC School of Medicine is ranked 23rd (tied with Emory), up one spot from last year.

U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, but various disciplines and specialties are only ranked periodically. This year, UNC Obstetrics and Gynecology was ranked 14th.

Check out these and other rankings at U.S. News & World Report.

To read an article in the Daily Tar Heel, select here. To hear an interview with Dr. Julie Byerley, the Chief education Officer of the UNC School of Medicine, listen here.