Harvard Medical School will no longer participate in US News & World Report’s annual rankings, the school’s president announced Tuesday, becoming the second of Harvard’s graduate schools to boycott the magazine.
The decision followed the removal of top law schools from the journal’s rankings, including Harvard Law School in November 2022. In a letter to affiliates, Dean George Q. Daley ’82 of Harvard Medical School said he was encouraged by “ the courage and bravery he did. my esteemed friend Dean John Manning of Harvard Law School and those of my fellow law schools.”
Daley said the decision to leave the U.S. News community was based on fairness and concern, citing incentives to cut aid to high-income students.
Daley wrote: “Rankings cannot adequately reflect our expectations for academic excellence, graduate preparation, and the compassionate and equitable patient care that we strive to foster in our medical education.” implementing policies to improve rankings instead of good intentions, or exchanging financial aid from students with financial problems to students with high scores are ways to increase the quality of life. .”
In the latest U.S. News rankings, HMS is ranked No. 1 in research. The magazine announced in early January that it would continue to ban law schools using a modified process.
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