UCSF Earns Top US News & World Report Rankings in Research, Primary Care, and Diversity

April 5, 2021

UC San Francisco school of medicine received a high ranking in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey, with the UCSF School of Medicine ranking in the top five nationally for the 11th year. In the 2022 medical school rankings, UCSF School of Medicine’s research program placed fourth and its primary education program placed second. UCSF was also the only medical school that is in the top five of all eight specialty areas this year.

Diversity rankings were included in this year’s US News report, and UCSF was among four University of California medical schools (including UC Davis, UC Riverside, UCLA) to rank in the top 10. “Our performance in the new Diversity Index, which represents the goal of increasing access to medical education, is an important measure of the continued work we are doing to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at the UCSF School of Medicine,” said Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine.

“I would like to thank our faculty, staff, and learners for the outstanding work they do every day — but especially during these unprecedented and challenging times — to make the UCSF School of Medicine such an exceptional place to work, teach, learn, and discover,” King said. “These rankings are a point of pride and an important recognition of that work. The real yardstick by which we measure our success is the impact we have had in transforming education for the physicians and scientists of the future, advancing cutting-edge research, and delivering high-quality, compassionate, and equitable care to patients.”