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U.S. News Ranks U of U Among the Best in Physician Assistant, Primary Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Training

Mar 15, 2011

(SALT LAKE CITY)—University of Utah Health Sciences colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation for training health care providers in physician assistant, nurse midwifery, pharmacy, primary care, and other areas, according to the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad Schools.

In the magazine’s latest rankings, the University of Utah School of Medicine was No. 2 in physician assistant education, No. 26 in the nation for primary care training, and No. 54 in research.

The University of Utah Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing remain highly ranked, with pharmacy at No. 16 in the country and the College of Nursing’s master’s degree program placing 36th overall. The College of Nursing’s master’s/doctorate program in midwifery remains the eighth best in the nation.

In the College of Health, the physical therapy program was ranked 19th. 

“The latest U.S. News rankings show that the University of Utah Health Sciences remain among the nation’s top training programs,” said Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health sciences. “From our pharmacy and nursing colleges to primacy medical care, physican assistant training, and other areas, our students are receiving the education to be among the best in their fields.”