Jacobs School Among Most Diverse Public Med Schools

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Published May 23, 2023

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is among the top public medical schools for diversity, according to 2023-2024 America’s Best Graduate School rankings released May 11 by U.S. News & World Report.

Jacobs Schools Ranks No. 41 for Diversity


The Jacobs School ranks 41st overall and 26th among public institutions in the publication’s ranking of most diverse medical schools.

The diversity rankings were developed by U.S. News three years ago in an attempt to measure how successful medical schools are at enrolling students historically underrepresented in medicine. The indicator considers the percentage of underrepresented students enrolled at a school and the ratio of that population in comparison to state or national figures. More than 21 percent of enrolled students at the Jacobs School come from groups underrepresented in medicine.

The Jacobs School also ranked No. 52 for graduates practicing in areas defined as health professional shortage areas, No. 54 for most graduate practicing in rural areas, No. 76 for Best Medical Schools: Research, and No. 98 for Best Medical Schools: Primary Care.

U.S. News released the bulk of its graduate school rankings three weeks earlier, but delayed the release of medical and law school data after a number of high-profile institutions announced that they were withdrawing from the process. In response, U.S. News made significant changes to its ranking methodologies for its 2023-2024 edition. A total of 194 medical and osteopathic schools fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association were surveyed, and 130 schools were included in the final rankings.