Best 11 medical schools for research & primary care, as ranked by US News

Harvard University in Boston is the No. 1 medical school for research, while University of Washington in Seattle is the best medical school for primary care, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Medical Schools rankings released Monday.


The rankings are based on program selectivity statistics, faculty resources and a peer assessment score, among other metrics. See the full methodology here.

Here are the 11 best medical schools for research, as ranked by U.S. News.

1. Harvard University (Boston)

2. Stanford (Calif.) University

3. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)

4. UC San Francisco

5. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

6. Columbia University (New York City)

7. (tie) Duke University (Durham)

7. (tie) Washington University in St. Louis

9. (tie) University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

9. (tie) Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)

11. UC Los Angeles

And here are the top 11 medical schools for primary care, as ranked by U.S. News.

1. University of Washington (Seattle)

2. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

3. UC San Francisco

4. Oregon Health and Science University (Portland)

5. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

6. UC Los Angeles

7. University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

8. (tie) Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)

8. (tie) University of Colorado (Aurora)

8. (tie) University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

8. (tie) University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)

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