US News & World Report (USNWR) has ranked Duke University's Department of Anesthesiology #3 in the nation for "Best Medical Schools for Anesthesiology," up one spot from the last two years and marking the highest-ranking since USNWR began including anesthesiology in its specialty rankings in 2018.
Six medical specialties within the Duke University School of Medicine also ranked among the top 10 in the country:
Anesthesiology - third
Surgery - third
Internal Medicine - fifth
Radiology - sixth
Obstetrics and Gynecology - eighth
Pediatrics - eighth, tied
Psychiatry - ninth, tied
This is the fifth year that US News & World Report has included anesthesiology in its specialty rankings. USNWR released these specialty rankings on March 29 as part of its annual "Best Medical Schools" in which Duke University School of Medicine ranked #6 (for research) among 124 medical schools across the nation. Duke tied for 16th nationally — up from 20th last year — among medical schools for the diversity of its graduates.