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Awards & Rankings

Excellence in comprehensive, community-focused medical education.

UW School of Medicine programs are among 40 different graduate and professional programs and specialties at the University of Washington, ranked among the top 10 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Graduate School rankings released March 17, 2020.

"More than at any time before, it is clear how much our society depends on highly trained and skilled researchers, health care professionals and experts across a vast array of disciplines to address and solve the serious challenges our world faces," UW President Ana Mari Cauce said. "I am deeply proud of the incredible programs across the UW that are producing these talented Ph.D.s and professionals, and these rankings are a fitting recognition of their outstanding quality and impact."

The UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) is consistently recognized as one of the nation's top schools for training physicians, ranking in the top three medical schools for primary care education for 24 of the past 26 years. In 2021, it ranked No. 2. Additionally, UWSOM has ranked in the top two for both family medicine and rural medicine for 28 consecutive years.

UWSOM continues to be the leading public institution in the amount of federal research funding received. Based on the U.S. News accounting of National Institutes of Health funding, the School received $783 million in NIH grants in fiscal year 2019 and is second to Harvard University, a private institution, in the amount of federal funding.