“While this has never been a factor at Brown, this can create bidding wars between medical schools and perpetuate inequities in who is ultimately admitted to the highest-ranked institutions,” Jain said. “Participating in a system that may fuel such inequity flies in the face of Brown’s commitment to access and inclusion.”
Jain also pointed out other factors that influenced the Warren Alpert Medical School’s decision to withdraw from the rankings, such as:
An overemphasis on research funding from the National Institutes of Health instead of research innovation and impact
A faculty evaluation approach that focuses on full-time faculty, which disadvantages schools like Brown that value the learning students gain from the clinical faculty who are practicing physicians in affiliated hospitals or other health care settings
The lack of metrics that measure how much student support a school provides, what amenities and systems students can access, or how they fare after graduation
These factors, Jain wrote, “demonstrate a clear misunderstanding of what truly impacts medical education.”
For prospective students who want to know more about the Warren Alpert Medical School, data usually provided to U.S. News can be found on the Class
Profile page on the school’s admissions and financial aid website. This information is updated every year.
After 2024, medical school rankings will not be based on new information provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School. However, Jain noted that U.S. News may still rank schools that do not submit data, using publicly available information and surveys completed in previous years.