Medical school rankings

As with any other majors, before deciding a university to pursue your Medical degree you should do a thorough comparisons of different colleges.

The medical schools are ranked based on peer assessment, research performance, residency director assessment, total students going into primary care, student selection, GPA, acceptance rate and most importantly the quality of the education provided.

You also need to keep in mind that different universities are strong in different fields. For example, Johns Hopkins is strong in medical research while University of Washington focuses on primary care studies. The more popular the school is, the more competitive to get an admission offer.  

What are the factors that impact your choices: medical school rankings, tuition fees, accommodation, student social life, travel expenses and other factors.

The top 20 schools in the medical school rankings by USNews (the lists are for medical schools in USA):

  1. Harvard University
  2. Johns Hopkins University
  3. University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)
  4. Stanford University
  5. University of California--San Francisco
  6. Washington University in St. Louis
  7. Yale University
  8. Columbia University
  9. Duke University
  10. University of Chicago (Pritzker)
  11. University of Washington
  12. University of California--Los Angeles (Geffen)
  13. Vanderbilt University
  14. University of Pittsburgh
  15. Cornell University (Weill)
  16. University of California--San Diego
  17. Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  18. Northwestern University (Feinberg)
  19. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  20. Baylor College of Medicine

You can see the whole list at here


It is good idea to do a Google search on medical school , check some forums to see if some current students commented on their choice of schools, come to the school in person (if possible) to talk to staff their or have a look around.

Below are top 10 in medical school rankings in Australia:

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. University of Sydney
  3. Monash University
  4. University of Queensland
  5. Australian National University
  6. University of New South Wales
  7. University of Western Australia
  8. University of Adelaide
  9. University of Newcastle
  10. University of New England

Leading medical school in UK:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Edinburgh University
  4. University College London
  5. Imperial College London
  6. Aberdeen
  7. Newcastle
  8. Queen Mary
  9. Dundee
  10. Birmingham
  11. Hull-York
  12. Sheffield
  13. Peninsula
  14. Leeds
  15. Manchester

Top medical schools in Canada:

  1. University of Alberta
  2. University of Calgary
  3. University of British Columbia
  4. University of Manitoba
  5. Memorial University of Newfoundland
  6. Dalhousie University - Faculty of Medicine
  7. McMaster University
  8. Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  9. Queen's School of Medicine
  10. University of Western Ontario
  11. University of Ottawa
  12. University of Toronto
  13. Université Laval
  14. McGill University
  15. Université de Montréal
  16. Université de Sherbrooke