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The University of New Mexico School of Medicine ranks third in the nation for its Rural Medicine Program in the upcoming issue of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools for 2018." The SOM has maintained this top-five national ranking since 1996, underscoring UNM’s commitment to programs that serve New Mexico’s rural communities.

The magazine also ranks the school’s Family Medicine 11th and the Primary Care Curriculum (PCC) 18th in the nation, up considerably from its 45th ranking last year. The university’s PCC was developed in the 1970s as a problem-based learning method that combines student-centered, small-group education with early clinical skills through community-based, self-directed instruction. UNM was one of the first in the country to use problem-based learning in medical education, which has become the accepted model for medical training in the U.S. The program has been improved over the years by embracing evolving, proven learning techniques and promptly addressing health needs of the state. Read more.