So, I know that GWU gets a ton of applications a year but I am having some difficult placing this school. I know that "rankings" are a little misleading, but would this school be considered top tier, second tier, or third tier? Thanks!
Check out the NIH funding ranking to get a better idea of where it ranks.So, I know that GWU gets a ton of applications a year but I am having some difficult placing this school. I know that "rankings" are a little misleading, but would this school be considered top tier, second tier, or third tier? Thanks!
My point is that the NIH ranking matches somewhat closely to the US News Research ranking, which matches closely to the residency director ranking. So, it may be a good indication of med schools that are not ranked by US News. All US medical schools will give you a quality education, but the OP is asking about what tier GWU is.Note: the NIH ranking is not really a good indicator of the overall quality of the medical education at any medical school...
From today's Washington Post (THIS is why you look beyond rankings when deciding where to go to medical school):
Medical School's Problems Were Worse Than Described
GWU Blamed Probation on Superficial Reasons
Students complained of mistreatment at higher-than-average rates, according to the letter. Nationally, about 17 percent of students surveyed say they have experienced mistreatment, primarily belittlement and humiliation.
Accreditors noted a potential conflict at GWU because the ombudsman who handled student complaints also led the committee that evaluated students.
Scott, the medical school's dean, noted, however, that "there were only positives about the outcomes of the curriculum, the quality of the students, the residency matching rates, the board passage rates."
The committee praised the school for its diverse student body and patient population, which offered a wide range of clinical experiences for students.
GWU remains fully accredited while on probation. It has until October 2010 to regain compliance. Losing accreditation -- which is highly unlikely -- would effectively kill the school.
Some students are worried about getting medical residencies, and applicants have asked professors about whether they will receive a flawed education. But many students still want to go to GWU: The school has more applicants this year than last.
"I think students get an excellent education at GW," said Jordan Cohen, professor of medicine and public health.
"The decision on probation status is going to be resolved," Scott said, "and in the end we'll be the same medical school -- but better than we've been."