Are you looking for the best medical schools in the us? Well, then you are on the right site as we determine the Ranking of medical schools in the U.S.
A ranking on anything is based on certain criteria. Similarly ranking on medical schools is also based on many factors such as the location of the school, acceptance rate, size of the school in terms of enrollment of students, academic quality, placement success, quality of faculties, and many more.
So here is the top ranking of medical schools in the U.S:
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Harvard Medical School –
Harvard Medical School Ranked as no.1 in best medical school in the U.S and also no.1 in the world, Harvard consistency is such that it is one of the world’s distinguished universities for any field of study. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School is a part of Harvard University. It offers many majors for students and this school is well known for its research-oriented program. Admission is highly competitive as this medical school’s acceptance is only 3.4%.
Out of the many major that it offers its rankings in specialties are:
No. 2 in Anesthesiology,
No. 2 in Internal Medicine,
No.1 in Obstetrics and Gynecology,
No. 2 in Pediatrics,
No.3 in Surgery.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-
Ranked at no. 2, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This medical school is highly regarded and tops at no.1 in many specialty areas such as no.1 in Anesthesiology, Radiology, Surgery, and Internal Medicine. No. 2 in Obstetrics and Gynecology, no. 2 in Psychiatry and No. 4 in Pediatrics. Apart from domestic ranking, it is ranked 5th worldwide.
Stanford University School of Medicine–
In at no. 3 (tie), the School of Medicine at Stanford University is one of the nation’s top medical schools. Stanford is America’s one of the most prestigious universities and hardly needs any introduction. Just like its business and law field, it excels in the field of medicine too.
In specialty areas Stanford is ranked as:
No. 6 in Pediatrics,
No. 7 in radiology,
No. 8 in surgery
No. 10 in Psychiatry,
No. 11 in Internal Medicine
Just a rank ahead of Johns Hopkins University, it is ranked 4th worldwide.
Perelman school of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania –
Penn Med, another short name of this school is tied with Stanford University at No. 3 in the ranking of medical school.
The school ranks well in its various specialties such as:
No. 1 in pediatrics
No. 3 in Anesthesiology
No. 4 in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. 4 in Radiology
No. 4 in Surgery
No. 5 in Internal Medicine
No. 9in Psychiatry
No. 10 in Primary Care
No. 19 in Family Medicine
The University of California- San Francisco–
Ranked at no. 5 University of California- San Francisco is one of the many schools of the University of California. All of its major specialty rankings are within the top five.
Here is a look at the rankings in its specialties:
No. 3 in Anesthesiology,
No. 5 in Family Medicine,
No. 3 in Internal Medicine,
No. 3 in Obstetrics and Gynecology,
No. 5 in Pediatrics,
No. 5 in Psychiatry,
No. 3 in Radiology, and
No. 5 in Surgery,
The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeon is the medical school of Columbia University is ranked at 6th position (tie) along with the University of California- Los Angeles (Geffen). One of America’s most research-intensive medical schools, it has never failed to be in the top ten rankings.
Specialties ranking in terms of their order are:
No. 4 in Psychiatry
No. 5 in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. 6 in Anesthesiology
No. 7 in Internal Medicine
No. 8 in Radiology
No. 8 in Surgery
University of California- Los Angeles (Geffen) –
The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California is tied at 6th place with Columbia University. Its acceptance rate is 2.1% making it highly selective. This medical school’s rankings in specialties No. 10 in Anesthesiology, No. 6 in Psychiatry, and No. 11 in Radiology.
Washington University in St. Louis-
The School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis is currently in 8th place. The highly expensive medical school charges its tuition cost more than Harvard with average tuition fees of $65,044. There are several majors that a student can choose from out of which the rankings in specialties of most notable ones are no 8 in Anesthesiology, No. 7 in Internal Medicine, No. 10 in Obstetrics and Gynecology, No. 12 in Pediatrics, No. 5 in Radiology, and
No. 7 in Surgery,
An Ivy League School, Weill Cornell Medicine is a medical school of Cornell University located in New York. Currently, it is in no. 9th position (tie). Major programs are ranked as: no. 11 in psychiatry and no 12 in Anesthesiology. It’s affiliated hospitals New York-Presbyterian hospital is ranked no. 1 in New York and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York is the top-ranked hospital for Orthopedics.
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (Alix) –
This medical school is ranked no. 9 (tie) with Cornell University. This is also a highly selective medical school with an acceptance rate of just 2.1%. Majors offered by the school are ranked as no 11 in Anesthesiology, no. 11 in Radiology and no. 10 in Surgery.
Though the ranking of medical school in the U.S. changes every year it is more of a consistent one with just the order changing every year or sometimes it may remain the same. But what is more important than it doesn’t matter about the ranking as all of these schools are highly rated. It is just a matter of being able to get through. And getting through is not easy at all as you have to have your good schooling grades (GPA score), set for the school’s competitive test i.e. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and majority of medical schools are highly selective with average acceptance rate of 7%, lesser than other field of study, show proof to the school that you are financially stable as such schools come in no cheap, and then depending on your length of course deal with grueling workload and assignments, but once you are graduated, there is no ending of bright career life.