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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
Nebraska
Oregon Health and Science
Michigan-Ann Arbor
UC-Los Angeles (Geffen)
Colorado (Aurora)
Wisconsin-Madison
Minnesota
Baylor
Harvard
UMass-Worcester
UPenn (Perelman)
Iowa (Carver)
Alabama-Birmingham
Texas Southwestern
UC-Davis
UC-San Diego
Chicago Pritzker
Hawaii
Pittsburgh
Washington U (St. Louis)
East Carolina
Stanford
Kansas
Vanderbilt
Dartmouth (Geisel)
Duke
Johns Hopkins
Northwestern (Feinberg)
Vermont
Morehouse
Arkansas
Missouri
New Mexico
Rochester
Utah
Ohio State
Virginia
Eastern Virginia
Emory
Mayo
New York University


























Arizona
Indiana
Uniformed Services
Cornell (Weill)
UConn
Virginia Commonwealth
Boston University
Columbia
Tufts
Maryland
U. of North Texas
Brown (Alpert)
St. Louis
Yale
Albert Einstein
Case Western
Mount Sinai
Medical College of Wisconsin
Jefferson
UC-Irvine
Robert Wood Johnson
Tennessee
Texas San Antonio
Michigan State
Wake Forest
Kentucky
Oklahoma
Southern California (Keck)
West Virginia
Wright State (Boonshoft)
Oklahoma State
Creighton
East Tennessee (Quillen)
Medical U. of South Carolina
Cincinnati
Florida
South Dakota (Sanford)
Georgetown
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Illinois
South Florida
Wayne State























* 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
California Northstate
Central Michigan
Chicago Medical
Commonwealth
Cooper
Del Caribe
Eastern Virginia
Florida State
Howard
LSU Shreveport
Marshall
Meharry
Michigan State



Mississippi
Morehouse
New Mexico
New York Medical
North Dakota
Northeast Ohio
Ponce
Puerto Rico
Quinnipiac
San Juan Bautista
Tulane
Uniformed Services
UC Riverside
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest

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
Texas-Austin
Texas-Rio Grande

 

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 2015 matriculating class comprised by in-state applicants was greater than 80%

UC Riverside

100

Mercer

100

Southern Illinois

100

Mississippi

100

East Carolina

100

LSU Shreveport

99

UC Davis

99

Florida State

98

Texas Galveston

97

Puerto Rico

97

New Jersey

97

UMass

94

MC Georgia

94

SUNY Upstate

94

UC Irvine

93

New Mexico

93

Northeast Ohio

93

Texas A&M

92

Arkansas

92

LSU New Orleans

92

Texas Houston

92

Texas Tech El Paso

91

Tennessee

91

East Tennessee

90

Kansas

90

Del Caribe

90

Robert Wood Johnson

89

Texas Tech

89

Oklahoma

89

SUNY Buffalo

88

South Alabama

88

UConn

87

Texas Southwestern

87

Nevada

86

Texas San Antonio

85

South Dakota

84

Nebraska

84

Hawaii

84

Arizona Phoenix

84

Florida

84

Minnesota

83

Alabama

83

North Carolina

83

MU South Carolina

82

Morehouse

82

Baylor

81