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Choosing Schools: Top-Ranked Schools

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Top-ranked Primary Care U.S. Medical Schools

North Carolina-Chapel Hill
U. of Washington (Seattle)
Oregon Health and Science
UC-San Francisco
Colorado-Denver
Nebraska
Minnesota
Michigan-Ann Arbor
UMass-Worcester
Alabama-Birmingham
UC-Los Angeles (Geffen)
UPenn (Perelman)
Harvard
Wisconsin-Madison
Iowa (Carver)
Rochester
Virginia
East Carolina (Brody)
Mayo
UC-Davis
New Mexico
Wake Forest
Baylor
Brown (Alpert)
Johns Hopkins
Ohio State
Pittsburgh
Emory
Utah
Dartmouth (Geisel)
Northwestern (Feinberg)
Missouri
U. of North Texas
Texas Southwestern
Vanderbilt
Indiana
Kansas
Boston University
Uniformed Services
UC-San Diego
Chicago Pritzker
Tennessee
Duke









Eastern Virginia
Arizona
Vermont
Washington U. (St. Louis)
Case Western
Columbia
Michigan State
Mount Sinai
Albert Einstein
Tufts
Medical College of Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Texas-San Antonio
Cornell (Weill)
Medical U. of South Carolina
Kentucky
Maryland
Jefferson
Stanford
South Carolina
UC-Irvine
UConn
Florida
Hawaii
West Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
Georgetown
Yale
Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Regents Univ.)
New York University
Southern California (Keck)
East Tennessee (Quillen)
Cincinnati
Creighton
Ohio
St. Louis
Buffalo (SUNY)
South Florida
Oklahoma State
Texas A&M
Miami (Miller)
South Dakota (Sanford)
Wright State (Boonshoft)

* 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
Commonwealth
Cooper
Del Caribe
Drexel
Eastern Virginia
Florida International
Hofstra North Shore LIJ
Howard
Marshall


Meharry
Mercer
Missouri-Kansas City
Morehouse
New York Medical
Ponce
San Juan Bautista
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 schools:

Arizona-Phoenix
UC-Riverside
Central Michigan
Quinnipiac
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 2012 matriculating class comprised by in-state applicants was greater than 80%

UC Davis

100

Mercer

100

Southern Illinois

100

Mississippi

100

East Carolina

100

Puerto Rico

100

Florida State

99

UMDNJ New Jersey

99

UMass

98

LSU Shreveport

97

MC Georgia

97

Texas Galveston

96

Northeastern Ohio

96

Tennessee

96

New Mexico

95

Texas A&M

95

Texas Tech El Paso

94

East Tennessee

93

Texas Houston

92

UCLA

91

UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson

91

Washington (Seattle)

91

Texas Tech

91

South Alabama

91

Texas San Antonio

90

Florida

89

UC Irvine

88

LSU New Orleans

88

MU South Carolina

88

North Carolina

88

Oklahoma

88

SUNY Upstate

87

Arkansas

87

Alabama

86

South Dakota

86

Kansas

86

Texas Southwestern

86

Missouri Columbia

85

Florida International

84

UConn

83

SUNY Buffalo

83

Ponce

83

Wright State

83

Nebraska

82

Florida Atlantic

81

South Carolina

81

Indiana

81

SUNY Downstate

81