Best Medical Schools 2015

The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine held the top primary care ranking (No. 1) for 19 consecutive years before placing 2nd a year ago, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings 2015. This year it has regained the No. 1 ranking for primary care and also is ranked No. 10 for research. In addition, UW achieved high marks for teaching in several medical specialties, including No. 1 in both family medicine and rural medicine, 5th in pediatrics, etc.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine remains 3rd-ranked in the U.S. News list of top M.D. programs at research-oriented medical schools. And, Johns Hopkins' internal medicine program was No. 1, while the school ranked No. 2 in women's health, AIDS, and geriatrics programs.

UC San Francisco's School of Medicine was ranked 4th nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to the survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF has the only school of medicine in the nation that ranks in the top 5 in both research and primary care education, including a tie for 4th position in research education, alongside the University of Pennsylvania. The school also ranked in the top 10 in every medical specialty in which it was assessed.