April 5, 2002

FORT WORTH, Texas — The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has been ranked as one of the countryâ??s top medical schools in primary care by U.S.News & World Report. The magazine is publishing its annual rankings of Americaâ??s best graduate schools in its April 15 issue.

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at UNT Health Science Center tied for 39 on the list with Brown University, Wake Forest, and University of Nebraska. This is the first time this survey has ranked the health science center in the top 50 medical schools. However, the magazine has ranked the community health degree program at the centerâ??s School of Public Health since 2000. That specialty survey was not updated this year.

â??The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was originally founded to train primary care physicians, and weâ??ve long been a leader in this area,â? said Marc B. Hahn, DO, dean of TCOM at the Fort Worth academic medical center. â??This recognition by our peers is yet another indication of the quality of our physician graduates.â?

These rankings of the medical schools are based on the results of surveys sent to deans and senior faculty of the 144 medical schools in the United States and to residency program directors, as well as other criteria such as student selectivity and faculty resources.

A complete copy of the survey results is available online at www.usnews.com.

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