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UNC Ranked 14th for Women’s Health in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings.

Bondurant Hall, UNC School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine has again received high marks in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Graduate Schools” issue. In the 2016 edition’s “Best Medical Schools” section, UNC ranked highly in multiple categories.

Primary Care was ranked 2nd and Research was listed at number 22. The specialties of Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS all placed in the top 10 of their respective lists.

These rankings only add to the UNC School of Medicine’s reputation as a national leader in research and teaching.

A closer look at the numbers:

Between 2012 and 2014, 63 percent of UNC School of Medicine graduates entered primary care, the second highest percentage in the nation among MD programs during that time period.

UNC School of Medicine is ranked 13th in the nation in NIH funding (8th among public schools). UNC is also ranked 9th in the nation for NIH research funding per faculty member.



  • Primary Care, 2
  • Research, 22

Specialty areas:

  • Family Medicine, 2
  • Rural Medicine, 5
  • AIDS, 6
  • Women’s Health, 14
  • Audiology, 3, ranking last updated in 2012
  • Occupational Therapy, 10 (tie), ranking last updated in 2012
  • Physical Therapy, 9 (tie), rankings last updated in 2012
  • Speech Language Pathology, 11 (tie), rankings last updated in 2012
  • Rehabilitation Counseling, 21 (tie), rankings last updated in 2012

The UNC School of Medicine was established in 1879 and currently employs more than 1,500 full time faculty members. The School has a current enrollment of 813 and a living alumni base of nearly 7,000.

Complete rankings for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are also available.