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ECU recognized in annual U.S. News magazine rankings

Medical, allied health sciences schools earn spots

Steven Lynch and daughter Sarah are headed to Fayetteville for a residency in family medicine. U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked the Brody School of Medicine 15th among the nation's medical schools for family medicine education. Photo by Cliff
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Apr. 2, 2004)   —   The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has again been recognized in the annual listing of the nation's best graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

The school is ranked 19th in the listing of schools emphasizing primary care medicine. The school also ranked fourth in the rural medicine specialty listing and 15th in the new family medicine specialty listing.

In addition, the rehabilitation counseling graduate program at the ECU School of Allied Health Sciences ranked 15th in the nation for the third year in a row.

The rankings of U.S. graduate schools will be available at newsstands April 5. In medicine, the magazine considered the 125 accredited U.S. medical schools and 19 schools of osteopathic medicine.

Last year, the School of Medicine was 46th in the overall rankings of top primary care schools. In specialty rankings, it was fifth in rural medicine.

This year, the University of Washington was again rated the top primary care school. Harvard University ranked first in the medical school rankings that incorporate research activity.

For the medical schools, rankings were based on a weighted average of seven indicators, six of them common for research- and primary care-focused schools. The primary care model also considered the number of graduates entering primary care residencies.


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