• By Joel Streed

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine once again ranks among top 10% in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Medical School’ rankings

March 29, 2022

ROCHESTER, Minn. — U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings on Tuesday, March 29. Ranked in the top 10% of medical schools in the U.S. for the sixth consecutive year is Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

The school is ranked No. 14 in the 2023 Best Graduate School rankings for "Best Medical Schools" in research, and overall — part of a three-way tie with two other medical schools.

"To be included as one of the top medical schools in the country is a real testament to the tremendous educational efforts of our faculty, students and staff," says Fredric Meyer, M.D., Waugh Executive Dean of Education, Mayo Clinic. "It also recognizes the strong bonds between Practice, Research and Education at Mayo Clinic, and how we work together to face head-on the medical challenges that our school will face, our institution and the patients we serve now and in the future." Dr. Meyer is also dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

The school has ranked high in research for several years, and many physician-scientists can attest to Mayo Clinic's groundbreaking biomedical advancements. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's multicampus curriculum immerses students in the compassionate standard of Mayo's medical practice and research as an integral part of their curriculum.

More than 80% of Mayo's medical students graduate with a research manuscript published in a peer-reviewed journal. This is more than twice the national average. It's part of the culture at Mayo Clinic — one that encourages students to collaborate with, and learn directly from, renowned practicing physicians and scientists to gain insight and experience. In addition, the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2.1 to 1, providing individualized attention and mentoring.

This intentional integration provides unparalleled education so students can transform health care for patients and society through excellence in education, discovery, innovation, teamwork and leadership.

Dr. Meyer notes that prospective students often consider "Best Medical School" rankings in their deliberations about where to apply and attend medical school. He describes that from a school perspective, the rankings are one of several indicators used to evaluate the excellence of the medical education program. Others include curriculum and clinical experiences, involvement in research, the Medical College Admission Test, acceptance rates, student-to-faculty ratio and above-average achievement on national clinical knowledge exams.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine began in 1972 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The school has continued to grow, with the 2017 opening of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ― Arizona Campus and that campus' first commencement in 2021. The school expanded again in 2018 — this time with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ― Florida Campus offering training for third- and fourth-year medical students.

As a national medical school with three campuses, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine enables students to train at No. 1 hospitals in the country under a shared medical curriculum and shared Mayo values. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine offers a customizable curriculum, with up to 17 weeks annually of enrichment experiences, many dual-degree options and immediate clinical experiences.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is one of five schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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About Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is a national medical school with four-year medical degree programs in Rochester and Arizona. The school also offers a Florida campus program option, enabling students to complete their first two years of medical studies in Arizona or Minnesota, and their final two years of learning in Florida. For more information, visit Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for additional Mayo Clinic news.

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