Medical School Rankings 2011 with Research Focus
Here is the Medical School Rankings 2011 on Research Focus with summary. Usually, a research orientated medical school can be ranked with factors such as research spending, international awards, number of members in the national health institute, and average MULE score.
1st Harvard University
With the most amount of founding among all of the colleges in the world, it is no surprise and Harvard Medical School, over the course of its 200 years since its founding, became America’s most well equipped and excellent Mecca of knowledge. For those who are interested in other sciences and engineering, Harvard has a joint program with MIT next door named “Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology” program, allowing medical students to pursue other paths.
2nd University of Pennsylvania
The first medical school established in the United States in the 1700s, University of Pennsylvania upholds its renowned excellence as the premier school of education for future physicians and medical researchers. With access to three nearby hospitals, students are sure to be able to gain enough experience working in the field. The University’s renowned Wharton School of Business allow medical student to pursue a degree in public health management at the same time, great for those looking forward to going in management or government positions.
3rd Johns Hopkins University
Having the highest ranked undergraduate pre-med and biomedical engineering program in the United States, it should be no surprise that Johns Hopkins’ graduate programs in these fields are also excellent. Johns Hopkins receives the most amount of research founding from the National Institutes of Health and Institute of Genetic Medicine than any other medical school in the country. The hospital affiliated with the University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, is the highest ranked hospital in the United States for its usage of newly discovered revolutionary surgical procedures.
4th Washington University in St. Louis
A relatively new comer in the field of medicine, Washington University in St. Louis (shortened as WUSTL) has been climbing the medical school rankings steadily for quite a while. Unlike most other medical schools, WUSTL’s program does not assign grades to its students, leading a higher percentage of students being able to successfully graduate and lowering its dropout rate. Being the only major medical school in its state, WUSTL have access to essentially all of the hospitals in its area. WUSTL is also known to be fairly liberal when it comes to course assignment, with many students being able to pick electives,.
5th (tied) Duke University
Known as the “Harvard of the South”, Duke University provides a majestic education for those interested in the medical fields. Most MD programs take 4 years to complete, Duke, however, condense its usual program into 3 years, with the 4th year left for students to gain precious clinical experience. This of course, led to a time-raced difficult course load. The Duke Clinical Research Institute, the oldest and largest medical academic organization, provides plenty of research funding for potential future medical scientist. The college also provides dorm for all 4 years of its program.
5th (tied) Stanford University
Known for its location in the heart of the industrial Silicon Valley, Stanford University’s Medical program incorporates revolutionary scientific advancements and applies it into the medical field. Its bioengineering program is especially strong. Many applicants avoid Stanford in the application season due to Stanford’s required 8 consecutive interviews. As a result only the cream of the top is admitted to such a fine academic institution. Those interested in public health can enroll in its joint program with University of California at Berkeley for the MPH degree.
5th (tied) University of California San Francisco
The only university on this list that does not have an undergraduate department, University of California San Francisco (commonly shortened to UCSF) in the premier medical research institution on the West Coast. Only 150 students are admitted each year, also making UCSF the smallest medical school on this list. UCSF offers plenty of joint programs for those interested in many varied paths of medicine. Students are also required to spend timing working In the clinic as part of the graduation requirement, as a result, the products are medical scholars with familiarity in clinical practice.
5th (tied) Yale University
A student’s heaven, most of Yale Medical School’s tests are completely optional in addition to not assigning grades in the first 2 years of study. By providing students with a relaxed studying environment and holding a large amount of seminars on campus in addition to having 50+ medical student associations, Yale medical school educates leaders in its community. All students are also required to complete a research thesis as part of the graduation requirements, Yale offers a balanced education composed of both research opportunity and clinical experience.
9th University of Washington
University of Washington’s revolutionary WWMAI program establishes partnerships between the university’s school of medicine with other colleges in different states, allowing University of Washington’s students to obtain clinical practice in nearby states. Although known as a large public university, the medical school divides its incoming medical students into 6 different colleges to emulate a smaller and more individual focused program. The University of Washington Medical Center, located in the center of Seattle, is also the highest ranked hospital in the Northwest region.
10th (tied) Columbia University
Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons differ from traditional medical education with its unique strong emphasis on field practice and surgery. Established in downtown Manhattan, its geographical location allow access to all kinds of opportunities, both world renowned research and clinical practice. Those who prefer a more rural experience can apply to the Columbia-Bassett Program, located in rural upstate New York. The school’s MD program is also 4 months shorten than the traditional 4 year medical college program, perhaps beneficial for those interested in getting into practice as soon as possible.
10th (tied) University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Having access to more than 60 research institutes available, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor’s college of medicine does not require its students to complete any research as part of the graduation requirement. Instead all students are assigned to the field practice in their first semester of instruction. The 3rd and 4th year also require clinical practice as part of the college’s educational syllabus. With that being said, many students volunteer when research opportunities are available. Those interested in management can also obtain a MBA from its join program with the school of business.