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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine climbs to No. 6 in latest U.S. News rankings

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine climbs to No. 6 in latest U.S. News rankings

A new report from U.S. News & World Report puts the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine among the top 10 medical schools in the nation.

This week U.S. News unveiled its 2019 rankings of the best graduate schools in the country. Mayo climbed to the No. 6 spot under the medical education research rankings. It was ranked No. 20 in 2017.

The school's dean attributes the higher score, in part, to adjustments made to the reporting methodology. Those changes, according to a Mayo news release, include "adding four new ranking factors to fully capture the funding of research conducted within academic organizations and adjusting reputation factors that could possibly favor larger universities. "

Related: Mayo Clinic retains top spot on 2017-18 rankings of America's top hospitals

Harvard topped the list, followed by Johns Hopkins and New York University. In a separate ranking by U.S. News, Mayo tied for the No. 32 spot under best medical schools for primary care training. 

With an acceptance rate under 2 percent, the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is among the most selective in the country. 

The school has two campuses, one in Rochester and the other in Arizona. Students can also perform clinical rotations and research in Florida.

Seen here, students in Rochester celebrate Match Day:

In other news:

  • Mayo announced that International Medical Center in Saudi Arabia has joined its Care Network. It's the first Saudi hospital to join the system, and the second in the Middle East. Under the agreement, the hospital will gain access to the latest Mayo knowledge and clinical expertise. Back in December, we published an in-depth report exploring the ways Mayo is expanding its footprint through technology, research and business to reach more people than ever before.
  • Dr. Jeffery Boyd has been named the next president of Rochester Community and Technical College. Boyd will succeed Mary Davenport, who has served as interim president of the college since 2016. “Jeffery Boyd possesses the exact combination of education, experience, and passion for community colleges that RCTC needs in its next president,” Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of the Minnesota State college system, said in a statement. Boyd is set to take over July 1. 

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