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US News Ranks Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Programs Among Best

SALT LAKE CITY-The University of Utah School of Medicine and Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health again have been ranked among the nation's best programs by U.S. News & World Report's.

In the magazine's 2010 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, the School of Medicine ranked 29th in primary care, 10th in rural medicine, and was tied for 4th in physician assistant programs. Rural medicine is a priority for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, which offers outreach programs and resident rotations in rural medicine, as well as a one-month clerkship with emphasis on rural practice experiences. The physician assistant program, also part of family and preventive medicine, has a rural/medically underserved training program as well.

The College of Pharmacy's academic excellence long has been recognized by U.S. News, and the college's doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program tied for 16th best in the country in this year's edition.

The College of Nursing, also a mainstay in the US News rankings for academic achievement, was tied for the 8th best midwifery program and tied for the 47th best master's in nursing program.

The College of Health's master's and doctorate program in physical therapy was tied for 19th.