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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
UC-San Francisco
Oregon Health and Science
Michigan-Ann Arbor
UC-Los Angeles (Geffen)
Minnesota
Baylor
Colorado (Aurora)
UPenn (Perelman)
Texas Southwestern
UC-San Diego
Pittsburgh
UMass-Worcester
Wisconsin-Madison
Harvard
Nebraska
UC-Davis
New Mexico
East Carolina
Brown (Alpert)
Iowa (Carver)
Rochester
Northwestern (Feinberg)
Virginia
Washington U (St. Louis)
Dartmouth (Geisel)
Johns Hopkins
Ohio State
Vanderbilt
Mayo
Alabama-Birmingham
Boston University
Duke
Emory
Chicago Pritzker
UConn
Utah
Albert Einstein
Cornell (Weill)
Indiana
Stanford
New York University
Maryland
Yale


























Southern California (Keck)
Vermont
St. Louis
Kansas
Columbia
Rowan (Cooper)
Jefferson
Illinois
Eastern Virginia
Hofstra (Northwell)
Mount Sinai (Icahn)
Tufts
Missouri
Michigan State
Case Western
Florida
Cincinnati
Hawaii
West Virginia
North Texas
Tennessee
Miami (Miller)
Oklahoma
Virginia Commonwealth
Texas Tech
UC-Irvine
Kentucky
South Dakota (Sanford)
Wake Forest
Arizona
Rush
Texas A&M
Buffalo
South Florida
Medical U. of South Carolina
East Tennessee (Quillen)
Texas San Antonio
Temple
Wright State (Boonshoft)
Texas Houston
George Washington
Oklahoma State
Robert Wood Johnson
Louisville






















* 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
Arkansas
Arizona-Phoenix
Arizona-Tucson
California Northstate
Central Michigan
Chicago Medical
Cooper
Del Caribe
East Carolina
East Tennessee
Florida State
Howard
LSU-Shreveport
Marshall
Meharry
Mississippi



Morehouse
New Mexico
New York Medical
North Dakota
Northeast Ohio
Ponce
Puerto Rico
Quinnipiac
San Juan Bautista
South Carolina
Texas-Rio Grande
Texas Tech-El Paso
Tulane
USF Health Morsani
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Western Michigan

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

City University of New York
Nevada Las Vegas
Washington State

 

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 2016 matriculating class comprised by in-state applicants was greater than 80%

UC Riverside

100

Mercer

100

Southern Illinois

100

Mississippi

100

CUNY

100

East Carolina

100

LSU-Shreveport

99

UC-Davis

97

Texas Tech-El Paso

96

Florida State

96

Puerto Rico

96

Texas-Galveston

95

MC Georgia

94

Texas-Houston

94

Tennessee

94

UC-Irvine

93

South Alabama

93

New Mexico

93

Del Caribe

93

Oklahoma

92

Texas A&M

92

East Tennessee

91

Texas-Rio Grande

91

Kansas

91

LSU-New Orleans

90

Texas-Austin

90

Arkansas

90

UMass

89

Northeast Ohio

89

Texas Tech

89

Marshall

88

Texas-San Antonio

88

New Jersey

88

SUNY Buffalo

87

Florida

87

Alabama

87

Missouri-Columbia

86

California Northstate

86

Michigan State

85

MU South Carolina

84

Minnesota

84

SUNY Upstate

84

UC-San Diego

84

Florida International

83

Texas Southwestern

83

UC-San Francisco

81

North Carolina

81