Which Medical schools are research orientated and which ones are clinically orientated ?
US News has rankings available for primary care and research online, but for the hospital rankings (if you want to know more than the top 10 in each field) you have to buy the magazine. Just a note, schools that are in the Top 10 have markedly different research and clinical facilities than schools in the lower part of the Top 50 or "lower tier" schools. I have seen labs at JHU, Tufts, and Maryland med, and JHU's facilities were amazing compared to the latter two schools (ranked #44 and #41 for research, respectively). Tufts and UMAB research facilties are on par with each other (maybe a little more lab space at UMAB), so if you are trying to decide between two schools with similar research rankings, you should probably look into other factors to help aid your decision.Originally posted by Jalby
Go read USnews. They have rankings for both research and clinical.
PS Rankings are GOD!!!
true! UCLA is incredible; they are known by many as "NIH West". My dad got his PhD in Immunology from UCLA in what is arguably the best graduate program in Micro/Immuno in the country. I wish sometimes that we had stayed in Cali for the rest of my childhood so I could have gone to UCLA for undergrad..Originally posted by Rumit
I wouldn't limit your 'good facilities' comment to the top 10. There are great research programs at medical schools that aren't in the top 10. For instance, UW Madison has one of the largest PhD programs in the country with some amazing facilities...UCLA is another not in the top 10, but with research facilities that compare with any place in the country. There are plenty more places as well.
Good luck all,
Well, UCSF has a family medicine department and churns out quite a high percentage of primary care physicians. I'm sure other top ten schools produce excellent primary care clinicians as well.Originally posted by Thewonderer
Seriously, if you are really interested in primary care, you should avoid top schools like plague; some of them even don't have family medicine departments!
Other top ten schools can produce excellent primary care clinicians, but the problem is how many? Their atmosphere is not conducive to primary care at all, and being in that atmosphere for a couple years will drain whatever optimism you have about primary care or medicine in general.Originally posted by Vader
Well, UCSF has a family medicine department and churns out quite a high percentage of primary care physicians. I'm sure other top ten schools produce excellent primary care clinicians as well.