US News Medical School Rank 2012

The University of California, San Francisco is ranked among the nation’s top five schools for medicine (4th for primary care and 5th for research), according to the 2012 survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The survey ranks schools according to the quality of training in both research and primary care.

The Duke University School of Medicine is ranked 5th among research oriented schools of medicine in the U.S. In addition, Duke is placed among the top 5 medical schools in the following special areas: Geriatrics: #4; Internal Medicine: #4; and Women’s Health: #5.

University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine is ranked 22nd in the nation for research (up from 25th last year) and 20th for primary care (up from 39th last year). UVA is one of just five schools in the mid-Atlantic region, including Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to be included in the top 25 in the research category.

Best Medical Schools (Research):
1 Harvard University
2 University of Pennsylvania
3 Johns Hopkins University
4 Washington University in St. Louis

Best Medical Schools (Primary Care):
1 University of Washington
2 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
3 Oregon Health and Science University
4 University of California--San Francisco
4 University of Colorado--Denver
Source: US News

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