Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Ranked Third Nationally

“The future doctors of America have spoken,” according to Graduateprograms.com. In a national survey, both current and former medical school students ranked the best medical schools across the country. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine was ranked third nationally by GraduatePrograms.com.

TTUHSC School of Medicine was the only school from Texas other than Baylor College of Medicine who ranked number 46th overall. TTUHSC School of Medicine received a 9.01. The Ohio State University led the list with 9.13 and the University of Pennsylvania ranked second with 9.07.

Nathan Anderson, second-year TTUHSC medical student from Salt Lake City Utah, said he completely agrees with the high ranking.

“I came to the TTUHSC School of Medicine because the people made me feel so comfortable and I loved the curriculum,” Anderson said. “I knew I could succeed and excel with the way the curriculum was set up. But the most important thing I didn’t expect was the wonderful faculty support we receive. They provide a mentorship and want you to succeed. I love that all of my classmates can go wherever they want and do so well because of the education we received here.”

Nerissa D’Silva, a second-year medical student from Houston, said she interviewed at other medical schools, but knew TTUHSC School of Medicine was the best medical school for her.

“I agree 100 percent that our School of Medicine is one of the best,” D’Silva said. “From day one, the way they take care of you, leaving no stone unturned, it is the reason I came here. From the curriculum to the faculty, everyone cares that you succeed.”

According to GraduatePrograms.com, 15 ranking categories were listed for graduate programs at each university. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network. All school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 until September 30, 2015.

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