Mar 26, 2014
 

Sanford School of Medicine featured as one of U.S. News’ best when it comes to family medicine training

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is one of the nation’s best when it comes to providing family medicine training, according to U.S. News and World Report, which listed the Sanford School of Medicine No. 16 in its rankings of 2014 Best Medical Schools: Family Medicine.
 

“We are very pleased that U.S. News recognizes the value and strength of our family medicine program,” said Dr. Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., N.A.C.P., vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the Sanford School of Medicine. “It reinforces that our programs provide students with a valuable medical education and opportunities for long-term success in health care. It also emphasizes our efforts to provide the best trained physicians for the state of South Dakota.”

Each year, U.S. News and World Report rank professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The University of Washington topped the U.S. News list for family medicine training.

Criteria for the rankings include med school deans and faculty, who were polled by the publication in selecting the top programs in the nation. The rankings are part of the U.S. News Media Group 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings available online at www.usnews.com/gradmeth. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the “Best Graduate Schools 2015” edition, on sale Tuesday, April 8.

About the Sanford 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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