Best Medical Schools in the United States

The United States is one of the best places to study medicine because of the sheer number of colleges and universities which offer quality education to students. In this article, we will take a look at some of the top colleges to study medical science in the US.
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Every year, numerous surveys are carried out to ascertain the best medical colleges around the world. Over the years, U.S. News & World Report has become an authority on conducting surveys across the US, and it publishes annual rankings of medical schools, based on certain parameters. The list for the year 2013-14 was released a couple of months ago, and it wasn't surprising to see the likes of Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the top 3. Mentioned below are some of the top ranking medical schools in the US.
Harvard Medical School
The Harvard Medical School, which is a part of Harvard University, is among the best medical schools in the US. U.S. News and World Report ranked this medical school as the first research school among all the medical schools in America. The Harvard Medical School was formed in the year 1782, and is the third oldest medical school in United States. Harvard Medical School has a huge and experienced faculty and clinical practice.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University is regarded as one amongst the top institutions dedicated to research. Multiple-degree and Primary Care Associate Program are the academic opportunities, a student can explore at the Stanford University. Getting selected in Stanford is difficult, as there are thousands of applicants with whom one has to compete. The success rate is sparse as their admission process is selective in nature. There are thousands who apply, out of which only a few hundreds are interviewed. Approximately 90 students make it in the end.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHUSOM), located in Maryland, is one more renowned medical school in the United States. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is one of the chief teaching hospitals of JHUSOM, is ranked as the best hospital in the US. The JHUSOM is also known for being the first medical school that admitted women for graduate level medical degrees.
University of California, San Francisco Medical School

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is among some of the best health care centers for research, education, and patient care. The UCSF offers degrees in medical, pharmacy, nursing and dental courses. The UCSF is known as a leading research center in United States for HIV/AIDS treatment.
Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, also known as Penn Med, is the first medical school in United States. Penn Med was formed in the year 1765, and it currently ranks second among the medical schools known for research. This medical school offers doctoral degrees in cell and molecular biology, immunology, neuroscience, pharmaceuticals, etc.
                                                    

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, is presently ranked sixth by the U.S. News and World Report. Seventeen alumni of this medical school have won the Nobel prize, and 92 faculty members have been awarded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The Washington University School of Medicine was found in the year 1891, and it accepts only 20% of applicants.
Yale School of Medicine

Yale university considers an applicant's integrity, impeccable performance and an aptitude for excellence as corner stones for success. Their programs in biomedical sciences, public health, and medicine are a testimony of coherent perseverance and dedication. An undying ability to question, thinking the unthinkable, evaluating, and rating the self are practices encouraged through the conduction of seminars and tutorials. The college has been ranked at 7th position in this year's list of best medical schools.
Duke University School of Medicine

Duke University has been known for the quality of education it offers to students. It was established in 1925 bu industrialist James Duke. The medical school is known internationally for its innovative research in biomedical science. It accepts applications with MCAT scores ranging between 34 to 45, and GPA scores between 3.7 and 4 approximately.
University of Michigan Medical School

At the University of Michigan, the principle of integrated learning, coupled with sophisticated technology, makes the school of medicine stand out from other medical schools. The school has a stringent admission policy, with the minimum requirement scores being a GPA of 3.2, and MCAT of 24.
Other Top Medical Schools (Overall Rankings)
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California - Los Angeles
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • New York University Medical Center
  • Emory School of Medicine at Emory University
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine at the University of Virginia
  • Mayo Medical School
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Alpert Medical School at Brown University
  • School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California
  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine at University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
  • The Ohio State College of Medicine at The Ohio State University
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Worcester School of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • University of Utah School of Medicine

Top Medical Schools - Primary Care
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University
  • University of California, San Francisco Medical School
  • School of Medicine at University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • University of Massachusetts Worcester School of Medicine
  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California - Los Angeles
  • Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard Medical School at Harvard University
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Mayo Medical School
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine at University of New Mexico
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine

Top Medical Schools - Internal Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School at Harvard University
  • Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Top Medical Schools - Pediatrics
  • Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard Medical School at Harvard University
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco Medical School
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Top Medical Schools - Geriatrics
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California - Los Angeles
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School at Harvard University
  • University of California, San Francisco Medical School
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

These were some of the high-ranking medical schools in the US. Each of these colleges has something special to offer to students, be it innovation in the field of healthcare or the opportunity to conduct research in diverse fields. If you are an aspiring medical student, you should aim to get selected in one of these colleges. Concluding, we hope that this information proves useful to you.