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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Again Ranks Among Top Medical Schools in the U.S.

Exterior building shot of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

March 30, 2021

By Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science staff


Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is ranked as one of the top medical schools in the country and continues to be recognized as a transformative leader in biomedical education.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is ranked as one of the top medical schools in the country and continues to be recognized as a transformative leader in biomedical education. The medical school ranked No. 11 in the nation as reflected in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its rankings for Best Graduate Schools to inform students who would be applying the following year. The rankings are based on expert opinions about a program's excellence, and statistical data that measures the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students.

The U.S. News rankings are one of several indicators used to evaluate the competitive stature of Mayo Clinic's medical education program. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine has ranked high in research for several years, and many physician-scientists can attest to the groundbreaking biomedical advances being discovered across Mayo.

"This recognition is a tribute to the work of the college and the medical school over the last four years and reflects the compassion of our staff, students, and faculty," says Fredric Meyer, M.D., Waugh Executive Dean for Education for Mayo Clinic. "An intentional effort to report medical school data and attributes have propelled the school to one of the top ranked schools in the nation."

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is revolutionizing health care from within by educating the next generation of physician leaders who will improve patient lives through compassion, research, and leadership. The school's multicampus curriculum immerses students in the compassionate standard of Mayo's medical practice and provides a unique learning environment that pairs medical students with world-class physicians to cure, connect, and transform health care. Students use that experience during their tenure at Mayo, with more than 80% of medical students graduating with a research manuscript published in a peer-reviewed journal. This is more than twice the national average.

The school also is advancing the recruitment of applicants who reflect culturally and socially underrepresented demographics in medicine to increase the diversity of people who work in health care. These future physicians will treat diverse patient populations at Mayo Clinic and around the world.

"Staying at the forefront of medical and research education, and collaborating with the best and brightest minds within Mayo and around the country is how we generate unmatched educational opportunities for our students," Dr. Meyer says.