US News Best Medical Schools 2013

Harvard University is ranked No. 1 in the country among the Best Medical Schools for Research while the University of Washington is ranked No. 1 for primary care, according to a survey released by U.S. News & World Report (2013).

University of California Health is rated among the nation's best graduate schools for medicine. All five UC medical schools are placed in the top 50 nationally for research rankings and four placed in the top 30 nationally for primary care rankings. In research, UC San Francisco was the top-ranked public school and 5th among all U.S. schools, with UCLA 13th overall, UC San Diego tied for 16th, UC Davis tied for 42nd and UC Irvine tied for 44th. In primary care, UCSF tied for 3rd, UCLA ranked 10th, UC Davis tied for 24th and UC San Diego tied for 27th. UCSF has the only medical school ranked in the top five of both categories.

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) primary care, research and rural medicine education programs rose in the 2013 rankings of the nation's top graduate schools. UNMC's primary care program is ranked No. 6 this year. Of the 149 medical schools surveyed in the latest rankings, UNMC is ranked 6th in primary care, up from 7th last year; tied for 62nd in research, up from 66th last year; and tied for 12th in rural medicine, up from 15th last year.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has moved up one place to 18th in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings of top research-oriented medical schools in the country. The nation's 126 fully accredited medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine each received a score of zero to 100. This year Feinberg's score increased 2 points to 66.

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