/////U.S. News & World Report Lists UAMS Graduate Schools Among Best in Nation
U.S. News & World Report Lists UAMS Graduate Schools Among Best in Nation 2018-01-05T09:11:37+00:00

APRIL 25, 2005 | Four University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) programs are featured in the latest U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” which hit newsstands in early April.

The UAMS College of Medicine geriatrics program placed in the top 10 geriatric programs in the nation for the third year in a row. This year the program ranked ninth, one place behind Yale University. The two schools keep trading spots, with UAMS leading the Ivy League school in the 2004 list, and following Yale in 2003.

For the first time, the magazine ranked Colleges of Pharmacy, and the UAMS College of Pharmacy ranked 46th out of 54 top schools.

The UAMS College of Medicine primary care program, which includes family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, ranked 48th among top medical schools in the nation, up from 52nd last year. UAMS tied with Boston University, Cornell University in New York, the University of Florida, the University of North Texas Health Science Center and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The UAMS College of Nursing master’s program was ranked 39th out of 75 top schools for 2004. The magazine did not freshly rank nursing programs this year, but reprinted last year’s list.

“It is a great honor to once again be recognized as one of ‘America’s Best Graduate Schools’ by U.S. News & World Report,” said UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., “It is encouraging to know that we stand among many of the top schools in the country and that our students are getting some of the best instruction available.”

The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics is one of the country’s few academic medical departments dedicated to the care of senior citizens. David A. Lipschitz, M.D., Ph.D., is department chairman and director of the affiliated Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at UAMS.

E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph. D., M.B.A., is dean of the UAMS College of Medicine. Linda Hodges, Ed.D., R.N.; is dean of the UAMS College of Nursing and Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., is dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report included data from 123 medical schools across the country.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.1 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.