Top 10 Pre-Med Schools

by Liza Martin
Some pre-med schools specialize in primary care, while others highlight research.

Some pre-med schools specialize in primary care, while others highlight research.

Looking for the best pre-med education? This list highlights the top 10 pre-medical schools in the United States for primary care, according to a 2010 U.S. News & World Report. There is no official ranking system for university pre-med programs, but those that generally feature an exceptional faculty, research facilities and funding are considered top-rated pre-med schools. Although it is very difficult to get into any of these schools, they offer an education that will help you to enroll in a strong graduate program.

University of Washingtond schools for primary care

UW School of Medicine has been ranked the number one primary care medical school in the country for 16 consecutive years. It emphasizes education, research and patient care. 1959 N.E. Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195 206-543-2100

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The nation’s leading public school of medicine, UNC’s reputation has persisted because of its faculty, patient care and educational standards. 1001 Bondurant Hall Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 919-962-8331

Oregon Health and Science University

OHSU is the only health and research university in the state. It prides itself on being a leading health and research school that strives for excellence in patient care, education, research and community service. 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239 503-494-8311

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont’s College of Medicine is a nationally known for educating physicians in an atmosphere that stresses the interrelated nature of the basic and clinical sciences. 194 South Prospect St. Burlington, VT 05405 802-656-3131

University of California - San Francisco

The UCSF School of Medicine’s distinction is an outstanding faculty known for basic science and clinical research. With 28 academic departments, nine organized research units, and seven interdisciplinary research centers, it helped lay the foundation for the biotechnology industry. 513 Parnassus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94143 415-476-2342

University of Colorado-Denver

UCD is recognized nationally for its recognized nationally for excellence and high standards of care. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 primary care pre-med schools, it’s also ranked sixth in family medicine. E. 19th Ave. Aurora, CO 80045 303-724-5375

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

MSUCOM is dedicated to osteopathic education, research and service through the Statewide Campus System. More than half of its alumni practicing in Michigan provide primary care medicine – family practice, general internal medicine or general pediatrics. East Fee Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 517- 353-0616

University of Pennsylvania

The nation’s first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania is consistently rated in the top five medical schools. Penn emphasizes academic excellence and compassion in its three missions of patient care, education, and research. 295 John Morgan Building 3620 Hamilton Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-662-4000

University of Massachusetts

The university’s School of Medicine trains students in the full range of medical disciplines, with emphasis on practice in the primary care specialties in the public sector and in underserved areas of Massachusetts. It’s one of 14 centers in the nation to be awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Initiative grant, which supports primary care training. 55 Lake Ave. N. Worcester, MA 01655 508-856-2323

University of Iowa

The university’s Carver College of Medicine is a community where case-based learning is the basis of its education. It is one of 12 medical schools nationwide designated to host a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program, a program that supports careers in research. 200 CMAB Iowa City, IA 52242 319-335-8052

About the Author

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Liza Martin began writing in 2005. Her work has appeared in "The Destin Log," "The Newark Advocate," Metromix, and in Columbus publications "City Scene Magazine," "Dublin Magazine," "Upper Arlington Magazine" and "Westerville Magazine." Her areas of expertise include education, music, literature, and health. Martin has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ohio University.

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