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Medical Training Programs Nationally Ranked

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Wake Forest University School of Medicine ranks 12th in geriatrics, 23rd in primary care and 40th in research among the nation's medical schools in the 2005 edition of the book, “America’s Best Graduate Schools” from U.S.News & World Report.

In research, the annual ranking shows Wake Forest tied with Tufts University and the University of Florida. In primary care, Wake Forest is tied with the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The rankings appear in the April 12 edition of the weekly newsmagazine.

Last year, Wake Forest ranked 29th in primary care and 40th in research.

The annual report on best graduate schools began in 1990 and includes programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on opinions from experts about program quality as well as statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

The magazine also ranks training programs in other health disciplines. Wake Forest Baptist’s program to train physician assistants is ranked 13th in the nation, and its joint program with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to train nurse anesthetists is ranked 10th. These rankings are from 2003; the magazine did not re-rank them for the 2005 edition.

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