The following is an excerpt from Becker's Healthcare Review.
Three more institutions have withdrawn from U.S. News' medical school rankings in the past three days, bringing the grand total up to eight.
Boston-based Harvard Medical School, Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine, New York City-based Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai backed out of the rankings between Jan. 17 and Jan. 24.
Now, three more universities have joined their ranks, and one is calling for a broader conversation.
The University of Chicago's Prtizker School of Medicine became the eighth school to pull out of the rankings on the evening of Jan. 26, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Officials from the university also sent a letter to U.S. News on Jan. 26, requesting that school-ranking editors host a meeting with representatives to develop a more comprehensive, equitable ranking system.
"We have notified U.S. News editors that we do not plan to submit data for their medical school rankings next year," Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school and biological sciences division at UChicago, said in a Jan. 27 news release shared with Becker's.
"In addition, we have asked them to convene stakeholders — including medical school applicants, current medical students, and other medical schools — to discuss how best to measure and report what matters most to those applying to become tomorrow’s physicians.
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Douglas Fergen says
Thanks for the excellent reporting!
What is the significance of the medical schools pulling out of ranking?
“ to discuss how best to measure and report what matters most to those applying to become tomorrow’s physicians.” ???
Are the schools trying to hide bias?
Sincerely want to understand the issue.
So, no rankings = ?
Richard Hale says
All they’re doing is training future COVID scheisters.
The Rocker-Felons designed the medical hierarchy, and as a result, we have inherited a "disease-capitalism" pharma-driven HELL care system. A system that continues to use the insurance racket and rob the treasury via various shell games and fake HMO's (akin to an auto mechanic's garage). Britannica defines malpractice: "malpractice, Negligence, misconduct, lack of ordinary skill, or breach of duty in the performance of a professional service (e.g., in medicine) that results in injury or loss." By this definition, we see that the Med-establishment is guilty of malpractice.
Sherwin Tonty says
Rick, good summary of a system designed to profit off of managing illness instead of curing it.
U.S. News should probably just use average numbers for whatever metric they can't determine from outside and give the school a ranking anyway.
Janine Largent says
Look at the schools that think rankings don't matter. You think any of those grads are going to leave their alma mater off their resumes?
As medical schools dumb down their acceptance requirements to accommodate mediocre students in the name of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DIE), the overall decline in student achievement is harder for them to hide. No one wants to have heart surgery from a C student who was rewarded with an easier grading curve because of his race. And no successful alumnus or alumna wants to donate money to a school that doesn’t uphold the same rigor as it did when they were there. The decline in quality of med school students and the bogus reasons they are graduating anyway is what the schools are trying to hide.
bob feldtman says
As a Texas heart surgeon for 49 years now retired.. You hit the nail on the head. Be very careful who you let operate on you. Ask some grey haired doctor, or nurse or anesthesiologist what they think about your doctor before you blindly sign your life away under their knife.