Pediatrics

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Medical Schools

For future doctors who love children, pediatrics may be an ideal career path. Pediatricians may be generalists or can specialize in one area, including infant care or genetic counseling. These are the top medical schools for pediatrics.

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Rankings Overall Medical School Program Data
Rank School name Tuition Total medical school enrollment Median MCAT total score Median undergraduate GPA Acceptance rate Full-time faculty-student ratio NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)
#1 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, PA

$48,738 (full-time) 665
#2 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$52,100 (full-time) 708
#3 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$29,096 (in-state, full-time); $47,004 (out-of-state, full-time) 667
#4 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$45,750 (full-time) 484
#5 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#6 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

$33,663 (in-state, full-time); $59,618 (out-of-state, full-time) 646
#7 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) 602
#8 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#9 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

$19,650 (full-time) 747
#10 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$48,999 (full-time) 468
#10 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$54,050 (full-time) 485