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List of 10 Best Medical Schools for Research in The United States

Medicine is a highly prestigious course desired to be studied by many people around the world.  The choice of medical school to apply to can be very difficult considering the location, cost, and standard of education. This article highlights the 10 best medical schools in the United States making a remarkable impact in the area of research.

1. Harvard University Medical School

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Harvard Medical School (HMS) is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and tops the list of medical schools for research. 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.

2. New York University School of Medicine

It is ranked second in medical research and 41 in primary care. The New York University School of Medicine is located on the east side of Manhattan in the Langone Medical Center. It provides students with the opportunity to undergo a dual degree (M.D./Ph.D).

The university provides free tuition to all its students regardless of financial need. The application fee at NYU School of Medicine is $110 and applications close October 15.

3. 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 in biomedical research and primary care 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.

4. 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.

5. Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine is located in Standford California, United States. It was established in 1908 and currently has about 3,498 students, 1,158 postgraduates and 801academic staff.

Applications to Stanford University School of Medicine close on October 1. The application fee is $100 and the full-time tuition is $62,193.

6. 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.

7. John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM)

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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) has consistently ranked as one of the top schools in medical research. The National Institutes of Health, among other institutions, provides a significant amount of research funding to the school.

Applications to JHUSM close on October 15. The application fee is $100 with full-time tuition of $56,500.

8. University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM)

UWSOM is ranked first in primary care education and seventh (with John Hopkins University School of Medicine) in medical research according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate School rankings. It is located in Seattle, Washington.

It was established in 1946, making it the first public medical school in the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Students of UWSOM pay a full-time tuition of $37,760 (in-state) and $69,186 (out-of-state). The application fee is $35 and the deadline is October 15.

9. 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 #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.

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.

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