The primary care, research and rural medicine education programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center rose in the 2013 U.S.News & World Report rankings of the nation's top graduate schools.
Of the 149 medical schools surveyed in the latest rankings, UNMC ranked sixth in primary care, up from seventh last year.
They also tied for 62nd in research, up from 66 last year; and tied for 12th in rural medicine, up from 15th last year.
It marks the second consecutive year the three programs rose in the rankings.
"Our continued ascension in these areas – which are vital to UNMC's mission – is great news for the entire state of Nebraska," said UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D.
"As an institution, we place great emphasis on research, primary care and rural health, and it's rewarding to see our efforts recognized by a rise in these rankings."
The rankings are reported in the magazine's 2013 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, which is available soon on newsstands.