NEWS RELEASE

April 3, 2007

Contact: Luke Frank, Senior Public Affairs Representative, 505/272-3679

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The University of New Mexico School of Medicine ranks second in the nation for its Rural Medicine program for the 12thconsecutive year in the latest issue ofU.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The magazine also ranks the School of Medicine 10thin Family Medicine – the 17thconsecutive year that the Family Medicine Program has placed in the

top 10. UNM’s Primary Care curriculum ranks in the top 40 in the nation, as well.

All 128 medical schools and 20 schools of osteopathic medicine accredited in the United States were considered for this year’s ranking. The schools were ranked according to selected measures of academic quality, including academic reputation, student selectivity, faculty resources, and the percentage of graduating physicians who go into the primary care specialties of family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.

This year, UNM’s College of Nursing Midwifery Master’s/Doctorate Program ranked third, in a three-way tie with the University of California, San Francisco; and Yale University.

The 2007 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue went on newsstands yesterday, Monday, April 2.

For more information on the UNM Health Sciences Center, visitwww.hsc.unm.edu.