Obstetrics and gynecology is an area of medicine that deals with the health of the female reproductive system (gynecology), pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (obstetrics).
Here are the top 10 medical schools in the United States that offer the best programs in obstetrics and gynecology as ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.
1. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine is the oldest medical school in California. It is the only medical school in the US that is ranked top 5 in all eight specialty domains (anesthesiology, family and internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, and surgery).
It was founded in 1864 and has about 1,428 students, 152 doctoral students, and 2,643 academic staff. Students pay a full-time tuition of $36,342 (in-state) and $48,587 (out-of-state). The application fee is $80 and the deadline is October 15.
2. Harvard University Medical School
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and is ranked among the top schools for obstetrics and gynecology. Founded in 1782, HMS continues to make a remarkable impact in health and medicine.
HMS also provides the opportunity for medical students to register for joint degrees (M.D./Ph.D. & M.D./MBA) and for courses in other schools like the Law School and Business School within the University. The application fee at Harvard University is $100 and students pay full-time tuition of $64,984.
3. Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania (Penn Med)
Penn Med is the oldest medical school in the United States established in 1765. Penn Med is ranked #3 for obstetrics and gynecology, #9 in best medical schools for research, and #24 in best medical schools for primary care education according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate School rankings.
Applications to Penn Med close on October 15. The application fee is $100 with full-time tuition of $59,910.
4. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The graduate medical school is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It offers a full-time Doctor of Medicine program, as well as a number of dual degree programs, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education.
The application fee at Northwestern University (Feinberg) is $95. Its tuition is full-time: $64,262.
5. John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM)
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) is ranked #5 for surgery specialties.
Applications to JHUSM close on October 15. The application fee is $100 with full-time tuition of $56,500.
6. Michigan Medicine
Michigan Medicine is the graduate medical school of the University of Michigan. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has a faculty-to-student ratio of 3.8:1.
Students pay a full-time tuition of $41,790 (in-state) and $60,240 (out-of-state). Application fee is $85 and deadline in October 15.
7. Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S)
This is the graduate medical school of Columbia University, located in Manhattan, New York. Founded by Samuel Bard in 1767, VP&S is popularly known for being the first medical school to award the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and to hold a white coat ceremony.
Students of VP&S pay full-time tuition of $64,868. The application fee is $110 and the deadline is October 15.
8. Duke University Medical School
Duke Med, as it is popularly known was established by James B. Duke in 1925. It is located in the West Campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Duke University Medical School is one of the top universities for obstetrics and gynecology in the world.
Students of Duke Med pay full-time tuition of $61,170. The application fee is $100 and the deadline is October 15.
9. Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM)
WUSM is a private medical graduate school located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It was founded in 1891 and has consistently been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States.
The application fee at Washington University in St. Louis is $100. Its tuition is full-time: $64,231.
10. Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine is the medical school of Yale University located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. It was founded in 1810.
Applications to Yale School of Medicine close on October 15. The application fee is $95 with full-time tuition of $64,864.