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WVU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RANKED NO. 3 FOR RURAL MEDICINE BY U.S. NEWS

Posted on 4/8/2013

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Medicine has received its highest ever national ranking for an educational program, coming in at number three in rural medicine. The ranking is published in the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” and available online at USNews.com.

Last year, the School of Medicine was tied at number nine in rural medicine.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” Norman Ferrari, M.D., vice dean for education and academic affairs in the WVU School of Medicine, said. “We have had a required rural health experience in our curriculum for more than two decades. Our students have embraced this learning experience as a valuable part of their education. It has influenced many to stay and make West Virginia their home – that’s been especially important in rural areas of the state.”

The School of Medicine overall was ranked No. 85 for research institutions, and No. 66 in primary care.

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