Physicians rank best 25 medical schools for primary care

A diverse panel of 15 physicians and specialists advised Business Insider on the top medical schools for primary care training based on their opinions and experience. Among their picks are public and private universities that offer specific primary care training programs for graduate students who match into primary care residencies at high rates.

Based on physician opinion, here are the top 25 medical schools for primary care, as presented by Business Insider. Any ties were broken with average MCAT scores and acceptance rates.  

1. University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle).
Average MCAT score: 31
Acceptance rate: 4.9 percent

2. UCSF School of Medicine (San Francisco).
Average MCAT: 35
Acceptance rate: 3.7 percent

3. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Madison).
Average MCAT: 32
Acceptance rate: 5.6 percent

4. University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora).
Average MCAT: 32
Acceptance rate: 5.2 percent

5. Oregon Health and Science University (Portland).
Average MCAT: 32
Acceptance rate: 4 percent

6. University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Average MCAT: 33
Acceptance rate: 4.9 percent

7. University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill).
Average MCAT: 32
Acceptance rate: 4.7 percent

8. University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City).
Average MCAT: 32
Acceptance rate: 8.4 percent

9. Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis).
Average MCAT: 31
Acceptance rate: 11.3 percent

10. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York City).
Average MCAT: 36
Acceptance rate: 4.1 percent

11. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore).
Average MCAT: 35
Acceptance rate: 5.7 percent

12. University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor).
Average MCAT: 34
Acceptance rate: 6.7 percent

13. University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis & Duluth).
Average MCAT: 33
Acceptance rate: 6.9 percent

14. University of Utah School of Medicine (Salt Lake City).
Average MCAT: 30
Acceptance rate: 8.5 percent

15. Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, Conn.).
Average MCAT: 37
Acceptance rate: 6 percent

16. Harvard Medical School (Boston).
Average MCAT: 36
Acceptance rate: 3.8 percent

17. Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, N.C.).
Average MCAT: 35
Acceptance rate: 4.1 percent

18. Dartmouth College Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine (Hanover, N.H.).
Average MCAT: 33
Acceptance rate: 6.2 percent

19. University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester).
Average MCAT: 33
Acceptance rate: 15.9 percent

20. Brown University Alpert Medical School (Providence, R.I.).
Average MCAT: 32
Acceptance rate: 2.9 percent

21. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland).
Average MCAT: 36
Acceptance rate: 8.9 percent

22. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Average MCAT: 36
Acceptance rate: 7.5 percent

23. Boston University School of Medicine.
Average MCAT: 34
Acceptance rate: 2.9 percent

24. Mayo Medical School (Rochester, Minn.).
Average MCAT: 33
Acceptance rate: 1.8 percent

25. University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City).
Average MCAT: 30
Acceptance rate: 8.5 percent

 

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