UNC ranked 8th for AIDS specialty programs

Women’s health, other UNC medical programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

March 11, 2014 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The university is ranked 8th for AIDS specialty programs, up from 9th last year. UNC has been in the top 10 for AIDS since the specialty was included in the rankings. Following are the rankings in medicine:


UNC conducts HIV/AIDS research around the world, including at Tidziwe Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi.

School of Medicine


• Primary care, 2nd
• Research, 22nd

Specialty Areas

• Family medicine, 2nd
• Rural medicine, tied for 6th
• AIDS, tied for 8th
• Women’s health, tied for 15th
• Internal medicine, tied for 20th

These latest rankings reinforce the UNC School of Medicine’s position as a national leader in both research and teaching. UNC is ranked 9th in the nation for federal research expenditures, and the UNC School of Medicine is ranked 14th nationally in NIH funding (6th among public schools).

For the complete UNC rankings, click here.

Ranking highlights will be published online at http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools and in the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News Media Group, available on newsstands at the end of March.

Methodology: U.S. News first ranked graduate program in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to U.S. News officials. Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialists, are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based solely on the ratings of peer academic experts, including deans, program directors and faculty.

UNC-Chapel Hill contact: Susan Hudson, 919-962-8415, susan_hudson@unc.edu

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