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U.S. News released the 2022 ranking of Research and Primary Care Medical Schools. U.S. News surveyed 191 allopathic and osteopathic medical schools that were accredited in 2020 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or the American Osteopathic Association. They added this data to the results of peer assessment surveys to determine both overall rankings and medical field specialty rankings. Of the 191 schools receiving surveys, 129 responded. Of these 129 allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, 123 were ranked in both research and primary rankings. The remaining six schools were unranked due to having only provisional, preliminary, or pre-accreditation. Schools needed full accreditation to be included in the rankings.

Highlights of the 2022 medical school rankings​

Harvard University maintained its number one spot this year in the research medical schools. There was a lot of shuffling in the remainder of the top ten. New York University jumped two spots from number four to number two, while Johns Hopkins tumbled from second place to seventh, and University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) dropped from the third spot to the ninth.

Primary care medical school rankings had shake-ups as well. University of Washington went from a two-way tie for second place to take the top spot from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which fell to number three. Harvard University rose two spots from number ten to number eight, making way for the University of Massachusetts to join the top ten in the final spot.

U.S. News 2022 Top 10 Medical Schools: Research​

RankSchoolLocation
1Harvard UniversityBoston, MA
2New York University (Grossman)New York, NY
3Duke UniversityDurham, NC
4Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
4Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
4University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
7Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD
7University of WashingtonSeattle, WA
9University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)Philadelphia, PA
10Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT

U.S. News 2022 Top 10 Medical Schools: Primary Care​

RankSchoolLocation
1University of WashingtonSeattle, WA
2University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
3University of North Carolina, Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC
4Oregon Heath & Science UniversityPortland, OR
5University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN
6University of ColoradoAurora, CO
6University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmaha, NE
8Harvard UniversityBoston, MA
9University of Kansas Medical CenterKansas City, KS
10University of Massachusetts, WorcesterWorcester, MA


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