The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking of medical schools featured three of Feinberg’s specialty programs in prominent positions, with women’s health ranking 9th in the nation, internal medicine 13th and pediatrics 15th.
Compared to last year, internal medicine (previously unranked) and women’s health (previously 10th) rose in their specialty lists. Among research-oriented medical schools, Feinberg ranked 19th overall, landing on the list of top 20 medical schools for the eighth consecutive year.
“Our placement among top-tier medical schools in the country once again solidifies our reputation as an institution with outstanding academic research and education,” said Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean. “We are pleased that our faculty and staff’s commitment to these endeavors has been recognized in this way.”
The U.S. News assessments are compiled based on peer surveys completed by deans and senior faculty, National Institutes of Health research activity and student selectivity. The nation’s 130 fully accredited medical schools and 26 schools of osteopathic medicine were each scored.
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.