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I tried searching this forum and google, but to no avail..one can easily find the 2008 rankings on US News, but I was hoping to find the 2007 and 2006 (or more) rankings to see how schools are moving through the years. Did anyone happen to copy them and save them in an excel file or have a weblink or something like that?

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somewhere online you can find the 2000 and maybe the 2005

the schools dont' really change except for one, Cornell which back in 2000 was 11th. Harvard and Hopkins were always 1 and 2, and Upenn and Wash U always 3 or 4. I noticed Columbia has moved down through the years (used to be 5th or 6th in 2000), while the others have consistently remained the same. Also only one school really continues to move up is Univ Pittsburgh which is unsurprising given how much is going on at that school.
 

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hi - thanks for the response. I tried looking but I found ranknigs that conflicted and I'm not sure what to trust..did anyone happen to copy/paste the rankings from previous years (or have some other seemingly reliable source?)

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Michigan was in top 10 while UCLA wasn't. The fluctuations from year to year show that it is just a BS way of ranking the schools... no school fluctuates that much... I think it depends more on the students that attend the school. In that regard, class of 2013, do not disappoint me:p
 

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Michigan was in top 10 while UCLA wasn't. The fluctuations from year to year show that it is just a BS way of ranking the schools... no school fluctuates that much... I think it depends more on the students that attend the school. In that regard, class of 2013, do not disappoint me:p

Yeah I agree that they aren't really the greatest way to gauge, but they do provide reasonable "ranges" of schools. To accurately define who is best and who is worst, you would have to define what makes good medicine, what makes a good doctor, and what makes good research. Do research dollars really matter if the number two school is curing HIV and the number one is curing cancer? How can you say which one is truly a better contribution? My favorite example of why these rankings are a bit bogus is the fact that Mayo is ranked so low. It should be in the top 15 of SOMETHING at least...
 

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A long time ago, Yale used to be #3. When I applied to med schools, Duke was #3. A few years back, Hopkins got bumped down to 3.

The list moves around. I wouldn't get too bogged down on #5 vs. #9 or #25 vs. #34, but they are useful in getting a sense of the general categories schools fall in.
 

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Badassedness. Top 15 of Badassedness.

Shall we tell them they must have forgot to put that list up? I know who would be number one in badassedness: Baylor. They take their interviewees out to a bar after the program is over. :laugh:
 

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Where is UCSF on this list? Thats unfortunate that stanford is dropping, does anyone know what are the main factors considered? I'm a bit disappointed that WashU is ranked above those schools, because that school is notorious for hoarding students with 38/4.0 for higher rankings, while other schools like UCSF and UCLA value other activities such as public service and extensive volunteerism and are ranked lower....
 

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Where is UCSF on this list? Thats unfortunate that stanford is dropping, does anyone know what are the main factors considered? I'm a bit disappointed that WashU is ranked above those schools, because that school is notorious for hoarding students with 38/4.0 for higher rankings, while other schools like UCSF and UCLA value other activities such as public service and extensive volunteerism and are ranked lower....

Research dollars research dollars research dollars.

I beleive UCSF is in the top 10. Or is it SD?
 

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