KU School of Medicine ranked most popular in nation

WICHITA — The University of Kansas School of Medicine has been ranked as the most popular medical school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

That's according to a U.S. News analysis of students accepted to medical schools who also enroll in the school for which they are accepted to attend.

U.S. News said that at KU, 176 — or 82.2 percent — of the 214 accepted students chose to attend the school in the academic year beginning in 2010.

The medical school with the second-highest percentage was University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine, where 81.6 percent of the 76 students accepted enrolled in the school.

"There's a lot of loyalty to the school and that transmits to students who are applying," said H. David Wilson, dean of the medical school's Wichita campus, in a news release.