Announcing the publication of the best medical schools | Morse code: Inside the college rankings

As we continue to evolve our rankings to produce the best data available in a clear and easy-to-understand format for students considering applying to medical school, we are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the Best Medical Schools of 2024. Based on data from the American Academy of Family of physicians, specialty rankings will be compiled on primary care practice, comparing schools in terms of their diversity of students and producing graduates who practice in rural and medically underserved areas. However, after significant evaluation of the submitted and publicly available data, the new research evaluation will not use any bibliometric data or award transparency credits. as previously reported and will not include evaluation of specialized areas of medical research.

While US News continues to believe that bibliometrics is a strong indicator of how influential medical school faculty have been in medical research, US News has been unable to verify all entities and affiliates where medical school faculty may conduct or conduct medical research. due to the complexity of reporting and legal structures. Therefore, this data could not be used in the calculations of the best medical schools in 2024.

On June 7, emails will be sent to medical schools that submitted a statistical survey to US News in fall 2023 and early 2024, asking the schools to review the data they submitted for the rankings. The emails ask recipients to verify and possibly correct any values ​​in enrollment data, numbers of medical students and faculty, and NIH and federal research funding amounts they reported in the winter. This information will be used to evaluate schools in primary care and research and to create profiles on usnews.com for prospective students.

Beneficiaries will be given the opportunity to update their data between June 7 and June 21. Based on this data, US News ranks schools using a similar methodology to that used in the current 2023-2024 rankings published in 2023, but excluding reputation factors and proportionally weighting the remaining ranking factors. The exception is that admissions factors may be considered a little more and faculty resources a little less in the primary care rankings.

Under US News’ usual policy, medical schools receive an embargoed preview of their rankings before the rankings are published; tentatively scheduled for late July.