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Top 10 Best Medical Schools for Surgery in The United States

Here are the top 10 medical schools in the United States that offer the best programs in surgery as ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.

John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM)

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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, John Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) is ranked the best medical school for surgery.

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

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 surgery 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.

Harvard University Medical School

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is located in Boston, Massachusetts is ranked among the top medical schools for surgery. 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.

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.

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.

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 #6 for surgery, #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.

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 801 academic 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.

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.

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM)

Also known as The University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, it is ranked 8th jointly with Columbia University. It was founded in 1951and is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West LA VA Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente- Sunset, and Kaiser Permanente- Woodland Hills.

The application fee at University of California–Los Angeles (Geffen) is $95. Its tuition is full-time: $37,620 (in-state) and full-time: $49,865 (out-of-state).

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.

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