Letter from Dean Liang
Hello medical alumni,
We have had another exciting year at UConn School of Medicine. We have launched a new curriculum with emphasis on active and interactive learning as well as earlier integration of clinical medicine with basic science during the preclinical stage. A new classroom named the Academic Rotunda has been built, enabling a new pedagogy-team based learning while lectures in the traditional sense are no longer offered. Class of 2020 was the first class that the student number is at 100. We aim to increase to 110 students per class in the not too distant future. We had a near perfect MATCH for the class of 2017 with 99% matched during the NRMP and 81 percent getting one of top 3 choices. Our students do extremely well with acceptance to some of the top programs in the country, not different from the performance of medical students at some of the most visible, prestigious medical schools.
I am also pleased to inform you that UConn SOM is listed among top medical schools by the current U.S. News and World Report in both research and primary care categories. Our ranking in the research category went from #63 to #56 with 25 public schools ahead of us. The SOM ranked #34 in the primary care category, improving from the # 50 spot last year. Twenty-two public schools were ahead of us with many trailing on the list of top primary care schools.
While we are hitting our strides, we still have much to accomplish in doing the good work and the right things in innovation, discoveries, education, and clinical, community services. We thank our faculty, staff, and alums for all of the efforts. We will continue to strive for excellence.
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