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Case School of Medicine ranked No. 1 in Ohio

Sean Hobson

Issue date: 9/4/09 Section: News
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The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is consistently ranked No. 1 in Ohio, and also consistently ranks in the top quarter of med schools around the country.
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The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is consistently ranked No. 1 in Ohio, and also consistently ranks in the top quarter of med schools around the country.
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With the recent release of the 2010 U.S. News and World Report "Best Medical Schools," the Case School of Medicine (SOM) is as good as ever. The Case SOM was ranked 25 both in research and overall out of 126 medical schools in last year's report. The Case SOM has repeated this performance for the 2010 rankings, and despite competing with The Ohio State University School of Medicine and the University Of Cincinnati School Of Medicine, both highly respected medical schools, the Case SOM remains consistently ranked as Ohio's No.1 medical school: the best medical school in the state of Ohio.

Although the overall ranking of the Case SOM remained constant, a few individual departments within the school have significantly increased in the rankings. The Primary Care program rose from No.51 to No.31 in the nation, an increase in twenty spots from last year. Although the Case SOM's ranking in research fell slightly from No.23 to No.25, the family practice program rose from the No.13 to the No.9 spot. The constant positive ranking of the Case SOM continues to boost the school's solid reputation.

The importance of the U.S. News and World Report rankings lie in its use by prospective students. The rankings are actually to be used as a tool by students who are choosing which medical schools would be, potentially, the best fits for them. Abi Subramanian, a second year premedical student double majoring in cognitive neuroscience and systems biology, stated that she intends to use the rankings in her evaluation of which medical schools she considers attending. Subramanian said that it is unfeasible for her to look up all of the aspects of each medical school she's considering. Abi explained that the U.S. News and World Report, to an extent, does this for her because professionals in varying fields evaluate each medical school by category and rank them in numerical order for ease of use.
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