For the first time in its history, the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio was named a top 50 medical school in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools for 2022.
The Long School of Medicine was ranked 46th, up from 67th in the rankings of medical schools training primary care physicians. While there are 156 medical schools nationally, only 123 received any rankings. In the newly added category of best medical schools for diversity, the Long School of Medicine ranked a remarkable 16th in the nation.
“The Long School of Medicine’s rankings recognize our efforts to inspire each new class of medical students to become the best prepared and most innovative physicians for our community,” said Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, dean of the Long School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at UT Health San Antonio. “We are especially proud of the top 50 rankings in primary care and diversity since our region is so diverse and needs primary care physicians so desperately. These rankings would not have occurred without our strong partnership with University Hospital.”
U.S. News & World Report produces the medical school rankings each year to help prospective medical students determine the best options for their medical career path. Only fully accredited programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked. Methodology for rankings is based on faculty resources, academic achievement of entering students and their career paths, and reputational assessments by other schools’ deans and residency directors.
U.S. News & World Report determines rankings for most diverse medical schools by both the enrollment percentage of underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders) and the ratio of that percentage to state numbers. The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio is nationally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Long School of Medicine’s impressive ranking in this new category is a reflection of the institution’s dedication to improving health outcomes for the diverse population it serves.
The Long School of Medicine was also ranked 52nd among research medical schools, demonstrating that the school has a unique blend of strong training in clinical care and scientific discovery leading to medical advances its clinicians can implement within the community.