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The Mitchell Student Center at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

March 29, 2022

By Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science staff

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine was ranked among the top 10 percent of "Best Graduate Schools" for the sixth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were released Tuesday, March 29. The school is ranked as one of the best medical schools for research and overall.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its rankings for the best graduate schools to inform students applying to those schools. The rankings are based on faculty resources, academic achievement of incoming students, and qualitative assessments by schools and residency directors. In addition, 40 percent of the weighted rankings focus on research funding. See the 2023 U.S. News & World Report top medical school rankings.

"To be included as one of the top medical schools in the country is a true testament to the educational efforts of our students, faculty, and staff," says Fredric Meyer, M.D., Waugh Executive Dean of Education for Mayo Clinic and dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. "The dedication of our staff places us in the best position ever to face head-on the medical challenges that will present to our college, our institution, and the patients we serve now and in the future."

Mayo Clinic 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 U.S. News ranking recognizes Mayo's education efforts, specifically Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, which recruits and trains the diverse physician workforce of the future. The school's students benefit from a personalized curriculum, early hands-on clinical experience, and the ability to train at multiple campuses.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's student body includes a diverse mix of students from groups typically underrepresented in medicine. In addition, the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 2.1 to 1, providing individualized attention and mentoring. This personalized teaching model has resulted in more than 80 percent of students publishing a paper before graduation.

In addition to considering the U.S. News & World Report rankings when choosing a medical school, students also factor in the student-to-faculty ratio, clinical experiences, and research opportunities. Students continually say the reasons they chose Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine are opportunities to train with the top medical and scientific leaders in the nation, learn from experts making cutting-edge discoveries, and participate in research activities across Mayo Clinic.

About Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine began in 1972 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The school has continued to grow, with the 2017 opening of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and that campus' first commencement in 2021. The school expanded again in 2018 — this time with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offering training for year three and four medical students.

As a national medical school with three campuses, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine enables students to train at top hospitals across the country under a shared medical curriculum and shared Mayo values. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine offers highly customizable curriculum, with up to 17 weeks annually of enrichment experiences, many dual-degree options and immediate clinical experiences. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is one of five schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.