Five medical specialties within the UAB School of Medicine are ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its graduate school rankings released March 30: AIDS, No. 5; women's health, No. 13; internal medicine, No. 13; geriatrics, No. 16; and pediatrics, No. 20. The master's degree program in health-care management in the School of Health Professions is ranked No. 7.
The School of Public Health is ranked No. 16, the School of Nursing is ranked No. 26 with the family nurse practitioner program at No. 11, and the School of Health Profession's nursing-anesthesia program is ranked No. 32.
The School of Medicine is ranked No. 27 in the research category, tied with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It ranked No. 34 in the primary-care category, ahead of Mayo Medical School and Emory University.
Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. For the rankings in all five areas, indicator and opinion data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 9,600 academics and professionals.
The magazine also ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities on a rotating basis, usually every three years. These rankings are based solely on the ratings of academic experts, as are the health specialties.