​​​​​​​David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ranked among nation’s best in annual survey

Geffen Hall at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

In a recognition of continuing excellence, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA again ranked among the nation’s top medical schools for primary care and research in a new annual assessment.

In addition to its overall ranking, the medical school also rated among the top schools for each specialty evaluated in the U.S. News and World Report rankings released May 11.

The Geffen School of Medicine ranked #10 in primary care and #18 in research in the new assessment.  It also ranked #13 in the assessment’s diversity index, a measure of the relative ethnic diversity of school enrollment.

The school’s specialty rankings, based on ratings from medical school deans and senior faculty across the country, were: pediatrics (#6); internal medicine (#7); psychiatry (#8); anesthesiology (#9); family medicine (#9); obstetrics and gynecology (#10); radiology (#10) and surgery (#12).

“The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is proud of its record of leading world-class research while also training highly skilled and compassionate physicians,” said interim dean Steven M. Dubinett, MD. “The next generation of physician leaders and scientists are drawn to our school for the excellent care we provide, our innovative research and education programs, and our commitment to improving the health of our communities.”

Medical school faculty and trainees provide patient care at UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica and in clinics throughout Southern California. Medical students receive training at these medical centers, at partner hospitals and with community groups in the region.

The research and primary care categories considered federal research funding, the percentage of graduates and residents practicing in primary care, student acceptance rates and faculty resources, among other factors.

UCLA Health ranked #5 nationally in the most recent U.S. News & World Report evaluation of hospitals, marking the 33rd consecutive year of placing on the honor roll. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of universities, UCLA was named the nation’s No. 1 public university for the sixth consecutive year.

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