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### Top U.S. Schools Rank MEDCoE Graduate School High

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS—In its latest report on the best graduate health schools, U.S. News and World Report has recognized several programs at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE) based in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The MEDCoE Graduate School offers a total of 14 graduate programs, spanning from master’s to doctoral degrees.

Established for 70 years, Baylor University holds the longest-standing partnership with MEDCoE for the Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration programs, collectively known as the Army-Baylor program. Over time, MEDCoE expanded its accredited graduate offerings in collaboration with Baylor University and later with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. These programs have received accreditation from both their professional accrediting bodies and respective universities, except for the Master of Social Work program, which is accredited through the University of Kentucky.

Each graduate program within MEDCoE ranks within the top 15% of their respective fields nationwide, with two programs securing a position in the top 5%.

The rankings of MEDCoE’s graduate health programs are as follows:

  • The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing, affiliated with Baylor University, holds the second position among 131 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.
  • The Army-Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy program is ranked 11th out of 245 programs across the country.
  • The Army-Baylor Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration program secures the 12th spot out of 90 national programs.
  • The Army-Baylor Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is positioned 41st out of 263 programs nationwide.
  • The Interservice Physician Assistant Program, affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, ranks 27th out of 211 PA programs.
  • The Army-University of Kentucky Master of Social Work program holds the 43rd position among 319 MSW degree programs.

Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, expressed pride in the institution’s achievements, emphasizing its commitment to training top-tier healthcare professionals to ensure the medical readiness of military personnel.

Col. Matthew Douglas, the Dean of the Graduate School, highlighted the faculty’s role in designing and continually enhancing the curriculum to effectively train and evaluate students. Upon completing the classroom phase, students fulfill additional clinical requirements at various medical treatment centers within the Department of Defense and external civilian partners.

The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, boasting a team of 1,700 faculty and staff, delivers training to approximately 31,000 students annually, ranging from U.S. Army combat medics to graduate-level health science programs.

Date Taken: 04.15.2024 Date Posted: 04.15.2024 17:38 Story ID: 468594 Location: TX, US

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