With the release of the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has maintained its position among the top research-oriented medical schools in the country. Holding at number 18, Feinberg’s overall numeric score in the new rankings increased to an all-time high. Among specialty rankings, women’s health is 11th, AIDS 14th, and pediatrics 14th.
“Our reputation as a medical school has never been stronger, and I am pleased to see this continued recognition by peer institutions and the U.S. News & World Report,” said Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean. “As Feinberg’s scientific scope and research footprint grows, the strength of our faculty and staff will continue to carry us toward the top-tier of medical research and education.”
The criteria that U.S. News & World Report uses for determining the top research-oriented medical schools include assessment by peer institutions, NIH research activity, faculty resources, and student selectivity. The nation’s 126 fully accredited medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine each received a score of zero to 100. This year Feinberg’s score increased from 66 in the 2013 rankings to 67 for 2014.
Northwestern University’s medical school, founded in 1859, attracts talented individuals to its faculty, staff, and student body through its cutting-edge research initiatives, superb clinical facilities, global outlook, and innovative curriculum. Feinberg is part of the vibrant educational and cultural community of Northwestern University, an independent private institution founded in 1851, and is a central component of a premier academic medical center, Northwestern Medicine. Located on the Northwestern campus in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Feinberg has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research.