Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

Ranked in 2014 | Best Medical Schools: Primary Care Rankings Methodology

A medical career starts with finding the program that best fits your needs. With the U.S. News rankings of the top medical schools for primary care, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Primary care rank School name Tuition Total medical school enrollment Median MCAT total score Median undergraduate GPA Acceptance rate Full-time faculty-student ratio Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)
#22 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

$30,975 (in-state, full-time); $54,841 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#16 University of Iowa (Carver)

Iowa City, IA

$32,370 (in-state, full-time); $48,852 (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#82 University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

$34,578 (in-state, full-time); $71,578 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,351
#57 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Burns)

Honolulu, HI

$31,608 (in-state, full-time); $65,232 (out-of-state, full-time) 269
#75 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$32,744 (in-state, full-time); $45,000 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
#66 University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT

$24,832 (in-state, full-time); $52,312 (out-of-state, full-time) 366
#13 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

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

Cincinnati, OH

$29,096 (in-state, full-time); $47,004 (out-of-state, full-time) 667
#26 University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Chicago, IL

$45,835 (full-time) 370
Rank Not Published University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$23,603 (in-state, full-time); $28,856 (out-of-state, full-time) 359
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#38 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#13 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)

Los Angeles, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 771
#61 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$31,334 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#16 University of California—​Davis

Sacramento, CA

$34,874 (in-state, full-time); $47,119 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#40 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

$21,940 (in-state, full-time); $43,880 (out-of-state, full-time) 677
#82 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$28,686 (in-state, full-time); $47,861 (out-of-state, full-time) 466
#22 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$24,510 (in-state, full-time); $58,590 (out-of-state, full-time) 759
Rank Not Published University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 564
Unranked Universidad Central del Caribe

Bayamon, PR

N/A N/A
#51 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Hebert)

Bethesda, MD

$0 (in-state, full-time); $0 (out-of-state, full-time) 691
Unranked Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

N/A N/A
#60 Tufts University

Boston, MA

$56,080 (full-time) 808
Rank Not Published Touro University California

Vallejo, CA

$47,100 (full-time) 540
Rank Not Published Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY

$43,760 (full-time) 544

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