U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Medical School Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked all 140 medical schools fully accredited in 2016 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the 30 schools of osteopathic medicine fully accredited in 2016 by the American Osteopathic Association in 2016. The schools were surveyed in fall 2016 and early 2017, and 118 responded and supplied the data necessary to calculate the rankings based on the indicators used in the medical school research model.

The same 170 schools were also surveyed for the primary care rankings, and the same 118 schools supplied the data needed to calculate those rankings.

The rankings were based on a weighted average of the following indicators see methodology for more info).

• Peer assessment score (0.20 for research medical school model; 0.25 for the primary care medical school model)

• Assessment score by residency directors (0.20 for the research medical school model; 0.15 for the primary care medical school model)

• Total research activity (0.15)

• Average research activity per faculty member (0.15)

• Primary care rate (0.30 in the primary care medical school model only)

• Student selectivity (0.20 in the research medical school model; 0.15 in the primary care medical school model)

• Median MCAT total score (0.13 in the research medical school model; 0.0975 in the primary care medical school model)

• Median undergraduate GPA (0.06 in the research medical school model; 0.045 in the primary care medical school model)

• Acceptance rate (0.10 in the research medical school model; 0.0075 in the primary care medical school model)

• Faculty resources (0.10 in the research medical school model; 0.15 in the primary care medical school model)

TOP 10 RESEARCH MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN 2017:

TOP 10 PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN 2017:

What is the significance of these rankings outside of U.S. News’ financial statements?

Here are a couple of perspectives:

How to Interpret Medical School Rankings

Medical School Rankings: What Are They Worth?

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Linda AbrahamBy Linda Abraham, president and founder of Accepted and co-author of the definitive book on MBA admissions, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.

Related Resources:

• 5 Questions to Help You Decide Where to Apply to Med School
• How To Research Medical Schools
• Assess Your Qualifications for Medical School

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