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University of California Health soars in national rankings, including diverse enrollment

University of California Health (UCH) medical, nursing and public health schools achieved national recognition in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools for 2022. The rankings are one measure of a school’s quality, and prospective students often refer to them when deciding where to apply.

This year’s ranking of medical schools includes a new diversity index, created to measure progress in enrolling students from underrepresented groups and creating a future health workforce that better reflects the general population. Four UC schools of medicine scored in the top 10 nationally for diversity, with UC Davis ranked fourth, UC Riverside sixth, and UCLA and UCSF tied for ninth.

“To make progress toward health equity, we must have health care providers who reflect the diversity of our communities. We’re pleased that University of California Health medical schools are leading the nation in making progress toward increasing diversity by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to apply,” said Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of UCH and an infectious disease expert. “At the same time, we know much more work to eliminate disparities and increase inclusion needs to be done. As a system, we are committed to creating opportunities for all.”

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