UAMS Geriatrics Program Moves Up to No. 8, Primary Care Makes Debut on U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools”

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“We share the honor of this annual recognition by our peers with all of the faculty members and staff of our geriatrics program and with the many Arkansans who have helped UAMS create this fine program,” UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., said. “We’re also pleased that our primary care programs are so highly regarded because they are essential to our mission of promoting excellent hometown health care in Arkansas while fostering basic and applied research.”

The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine ranked above Yale University in the magazine’s list of top 10 geriatrics programs, which also included Johns Hopkins, Duke and Harvard universities. The Reynolds Department of Geriatrics is one of the country’s only academic medical departments dedicated to the care of senior citizens. David A. Lipschitz, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the department and the affiliated Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging at UAMS.

For the first time, UAMS joins the nation’s other top primary care programs, including Emory, Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins and Case Western Reserve universities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of California at Los Angeles.
The rankings by U. S. News & World Report are based on surveys of peers at accredited medical schools in the United States. The results appear in the new 2005 edition of the magazine’s special report, “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”