Letter from Dean Liang

photo of uconn school of medicine dean bruce liang

Dear Medical Alums,

The School of Medicine has reached another milestone with several noteworthy accomplishments this year. On March 16, 2018, we had another successful MATCH of the graduating class. Nearly 50% of the students got their top choice and 85% were matched to their top 3 choices. Nearly 49% of them are entering training in the much needed primary care specialties. Our GME programs (training residents and fellows) successfully matched medical students seeking their postgraduate training.  Overall, the GME programs have no citations, a commendable and impressive accomplishment. The MATCH was followed by a successful Commencement on May 7, 2018 when medical students, dental students, master degree and PhD degree students received their diplomas. It was a joyous and an emotional day for the students and their loves ones.

U.S. News & World Report released its new 2019 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. Good news, UConn School of Medicine is remaining competitive nationally. Of the nation’s 177 medical schools, UConn remains in the top 50 nationally for primary care excellence. We now rank #46 in primary care and for medical research, we are staying steady at #57, co-ranked with Tufts and Temple. While we remain positively viewed among all medical schools, we are committed to advancing the SOM further in this ranking and in other important priorities. We are thankful of the effort by our faculty and staff for the School of Medicine’s persistent competitive edge. Thank you for keeping us striving for greater excellence each day. We look forward to welcoming the largest entering class in August of 2018 when we expect to matriculate 110 medical students.

I wish all of you a wonderful, peaceful and fun summer. It is time to experience quality moments with your families and friends. Talk to you again in the fall!

Bruce T. Liang, MD | Dean, School of Medicine
Director of Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiovascular Center
Ray Neag Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine

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