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Choosing Schools: Top-Ranked Schools

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Top-ranked Primary Care U.S. Medical Schools

U. of Washington (Seattle)
North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Oregon Health and Science
UC-San Francisco
UMass-Worcester
Minnesota
Nebraska
Michigan-Ann Arbor
Wisconsin-Madison
Harvard
Baylor
UC-Los Angeles (Geffen)
Colorado-Denver
UPenn (Perelman)
UC-Davis
Iowa (Carver)
Dartmouth (Geisel)
Indiana
Pittsburgh
Rochester
Northwestern (Feinberg)
Alabama-Birmingham
Kansas
Texas Southwestern
Johns Hopkins
Morehouse
Chicago Pritzker
Ohio State
Missouri
Vermont
Virginia
Vanderbilt
Brown (Alpert)
Boston University
Mayo
Utah
Stanford
UC-San Diego
Case Western
Duke
Michigan State
Arkansas
Maryland
New Mexico
Washington U. (St. Louis)
Columbia
















Emory
U. of North Texas
New York University
Uniformed Services
Wake Forest
Eastern Virginia
Tennessee
Jefferson
Hawaii
Albert Einstein
Tufts
Mount Sinai
Medical U. of South Carolina
UC-Irvine
Kentucky
Virginia Commonwealth
UConn
Wright State (Boonshoft)
Georgetown
West Virginia
Yale
St. Louis
Oklahoma
Creighton
Southern California (Keck)
Robert Wood Johnson
Texas A&M
Florida
Oklahoma State
Cincinnati
South Dakota (Sanford)
South Florida
East Tennessee (Quillen)
Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Regents Univ.)
Arizona
Illinois
Drexel
Florida State
George Washington
Marshall
New York Medical
Ohio
Rush
Rutgers
Stony Brook













* Ranking schools can be very arbitrary and misleading (see Choosing Schools). However, criteria such as the percentage of graduates going into Primary Care or the amount of federal (NIH) grants received to support research can be useful in the overall process of exploring what different schools may have to offer.

Schools that reported GPAs or MCAT scores that were roughly one standard deviation below the mean for all schools are listed below. It is essential to emphasize the relatively narrow range of scores, and that many of the schools on this list could be a perfect match for you based on factors other than GPA or MCAT scores. Nevertheless, a useful way to think about this list is to make sure that you investigate and think about applying to at least some of these schools, assuming you can meet their residency (if any) requirements.

Schools whose GPA or MCAT scores were discernibly lower than the national average

Albany
Central Michigan
Commonwealth
Cooper
Del Caribe
Eastern Virginia
Florida State
Howard
LSU Shreveport
Marshall
Meharry
Mercer
Mississippi
Missouri-Kansas City

Morehouse
New Mexico
New York Medical
North Dakota
Ponce
Puerto Rico
Quinnipiac
Rush
San Juan Bautista
South Carolina
Tulane
Uniformed Services
Virginia Tech

Please note that in the above analyses of admissions criteria, neither MCAT nor GPA data was available for the following school:

Western Michigan




 

It is absolutely essential that you are aware of residency requirements and preferences given to in-state applicants. The following list orders schools according to the percentage of the enrolling class comprised by in-state applicants, extending from 100% to greater than 80%. Be aware that although residency requirements may apply, there is a wide range in the stringency of such requirements. Even if you do not meet the residency requirements of a school in which you are interested, it is worth looking into what you have to do to meet those requirements.

Schools whose percentage of the 2013 matriculating class comprised by in-state applicants was greater than 80%

UC Riverside

100

Mercer

100

Southern Illinois

100

Mississippi

100

Rutgers

100

East Carolina

100

Puerto Rico

100

LSU Shreveport

98

Texas Tech El Paso

98

Northeast Ohio

98

Robert Wood Johnson

98

UMass

98

New Mexico

96

Florida State

96

Texas A&M

95

UC Davis

95

East Tennessee

94

MC Georgia

93

Tennessee

93

LSU New Orleans

92

Texas Galveston

92

Kansas

91

Florida

91

Texas Houston

91

South Alabama

91

UC Irvine

90

SUNY Upstate

90

Arkansas

90

Texas Tech

90

Oklahoma

90

Texas San Antonio

89

UConn

89

MU South Carolina

89

UCLA

88

Central Michigan

88

Michigan State

87

Wright State

87

Texas Southwestern

85

Alabama

85

Nebraska

85

Minnesota

84

Indiana

84

UCSD

84

North Carolina

84

Nevada

84

Hawaii

83

Morehouse

83

South Dakota

83

SUNY Buffalo

82

UCSF

82

Del Caribe

82

Wayne State

81

Florida Atlantic

81