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Kathy Wilets

Manager, Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 801-581-5717

Mar 13, 2012 8:31 AM

(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 2013 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. 21 in the nation for primary care training, and No. 48 in research.

 The University of Utah Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing remain highly ranked, with pharmacy at No. 10 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 14th

 “The latest US News rankings confirm that University of Utah Health Sciences is providing our future physicians and health care professionals with a world class education,” says Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., senior vice president for health sciences.