US News: 'Best Medical Schools 2020'

U.S. News & World Report released its rankings for the best medical schools in the U.S. for research and primary care on March 12.

The annual rankings are part of U.S. News' Best Graduate Schools rankings. For the medical school-related lists, 152 medical schools fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and 33 osteopathic medical schools accredited by the American Osteopathic Association in 2018 were surveyed during fall 2018 and spring 2019.

Of those 185 schools, 120 responded to the survey and provided data for U.S. News to calculate the research and primary care rankings. The research list is based on a weighted average of eight indicators, while the primary care rankings are based on seven indicators.

Here are the top 10 best medical schools for research, including ties:

1. Harvard Medical School (Boston)
2. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore)
3. Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine
3. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
5. UC San Francisco School of Medicine
6. Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York City)
6. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles)
8. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
9. Weill Cornell Medicine (New York City)
9. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (Rochester, Minn.)
9. NYU School of Medicine (New York City)

Here are the top 10 best medical schools for primary care, including ties:

1. UNC School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
2. UW School of Medicine (Seattle)
3. UC San Francisco School of Medicine
4. Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
5. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
6. OHSU School of Medicine (Portland, Ore.)
6. University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor)
8. University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine (Omaha)
9. UC Davis School of Medicine (Sacramento, Calif.)
10. University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis)
10. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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