Jun 29, 2012

USD Sanford School of Medicine is one of nation’s most popular medical schools

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) is one of the top-ten most-popular medical schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Schools appearing on the list were recognized for enrolling the highest percentage of accepted students – 74 percent or greater. SSOM ranked seventh, ahead of the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the University of Kansas Medical Center topped the list.

“The USD Sanford School of Medicine is proud of our medical students and pleased that they in turn think so highly of us. The School’s accomplishments and high national standing are a direct result of having great students,” said Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P., dean of the Sanford School of Medicine and vice president of health affairs at USD.

This is the third time in recent months that the Sanford School of Medicine has been ranked nationally. In May, the American Academy of Family Physicians named the School to its top-ten list for producing family physicians, and in March, U.S. News & World Report ranked the med school in its top ten list for rural medicine.

For more information, please visit www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2012/06/19/10-most-popular-medical-schools-2.

About the School of Medicine

For more than a century, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctors for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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