US News Ranks Medical and Nursing Schools in Top 10

By Laura Kurtzman

A medical student wearing blue scrubs practices delivering oxygen to a dummy while a doctor in red scrubs provides instruction.
UCSF medical students and faculty collaborate in the clinical learning environment of the UCSF Kanbar Center for Simulation and Clinical Skills. Medical student Mohamed Hisham Siddeek (left) works with Dina Wallin, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (right). Photo by Barbara Ries

UC San Francisco’s medical and nursing schools are among the best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

UCSF’s School of Medicine remains the only school that is ranked in the top five for training in both research (tied for 5th) and primary care (5th). The UCSF School of Nursing was ranked 10th.

UCSF also placed 9th in a rating of diversity, joining three other UC medical schools near the top of the U.S. News list: UC Davis (3rd) UC Riverside (5th) and UCLA (13th).

The survey ranked eight specialty training areas, and UCSF was among the top five in all of them. UCSF was 2nd in surgery; 3rd in family medicine (tied), internal medicine and radiology (tied); 4th in anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology (tied) and psychiatry; and 5th in pediatrics.

UCSF’s School of Nursing’s master’s program ranked among the top five public nursing schools and 10th overall. Two specialties ranked in the top five nationally: adult-gerontology acute care and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

The Nursing School’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which has only been accredited since 2020, was 28th out of more than 150 programs nationwide.

School of Medicine
Research Training

1. Harvard University
2. Johns Hopkins University
3. University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)
4. Columbia University
5. Duke University
5. Stanford University
5. UC San Francisco
5. Vanderbilt University
5. Washington University in St. Louis
10. Cornell University (Weill)
10. New York University (Grossman)
10. Yale University

School of Medicine
Primary Care Training

1. University of Washington
2. University of Minnesota
3. Oregon Health and Science University
4. University of New Mexico
5. UC San Francisco
6. UC Davis
7. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
8. University of Colorado
8. University of Nebraska Medical Center
10. UCLA