U.S. News & World Report Announces 2022 Best Research-Oriented Medical Schools

The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Medical Schools: Research rankings for 2022 were announced today, and the list reaffirmed that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is one of the best in the country. The school of medicine was ranked #7 out of more than 100 medical schools in the nation.

Seven of our specialty programs, which are ranked by peer review, are in the top five this year:

#1 – Anesthesiology 
#1 – Radiology 
#1 – Surgery 
#2 – Internal Medicine 
#2 – Psychiatry 
#4 – Pediatrics 
#5 – Obstetrics and Gynecology

We are also honored that our peers ranked us #1 in reputation among all institutions in the country. Our medical students were recognized as having some of the highest academic credentials, including grade point averages (GPA) and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores.

While the school of medicine has consistently earned one of the top spots in the U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings, it is important to note that an unexpected change in methodology contributed to a shift in our position on the list — as well as in the ranking of many other medical schools.

Specifically, U.S. News & World Report used 2019 data provided the prior year for research funds (when the school of medicine was ranked #2), but utilized these data in a different way, which we do not believe captured the full extent of the school of medicine’s research enterprise. We are confident that the changes in reported funding amounts are solely related to methodologic changes and not to changes in performance.

Medical school rankings from independent evaluators, such as the one performed by U.S. News & World Report, provide reference points for current and prospective learners, but they do not tell the whole story of the quality of education. We believe the feedback from our students, faculty members and educational peers is an equally important reflection of the caliber of our medical school.

Since our beginnings more than a century ago, the faculty and staff at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have endeavored to provide training and education of the highest quality to the next generation of medical students, graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows. This will continue to be our top priority. 

All of the medical schools on this year’s list are of high caliber, and it is a privilege to be in their company. For a complete list of the 2022 rankings, and to learn more about the methodology, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website.

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