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)
#82 East Tennessee State University (Quillen)

Johnson City, TN

$28,588 (in-state, full-time); $58,272 (out-of-state, full-time) 282
#61 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$28,661 (in-state, full-time); $43,786 (out-of-state, full-time) 812
#82 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$28,686 (in-state, full-time); $47,861 (out-of-state, full-time) 466
Rank Not Published Ohio University

Athens, OH

$29,076 (in-state, full-time); $42,086 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
#78 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$29,096 (in-state, full-time); $47,004 (out-of-state, full-time) 667
#78 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$29,175 (in-state, full-time); $50,364 (out-of-state, full-time) 625
#40 University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

$29,584 (in-state, full-time); $54,415 (out-of-state, full-time) 663
#29 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$29,701 (in-state, full-time); $34,153 (out-of-state, full-time) 849
Rank Not Published Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,855 (in-state, full-time); $62,130 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,219
#8 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$29,956 (in-state, full-time); $47,904 (out-of-state, full-time) 687
#1 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#55 Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

$29,984 (in-state, full-time); $56,382 (out-of-state, full-time) 552
#40 Michigan State University (College of Human Medicine)

Grand Rapids, MI

$30,081 (in-state, full-time); $61,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 854
Rank Not Published University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$30,541 (in-state, full-time); $60,745 (out-of-state, full-time) 718
#51 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Erie, PA

$30,820 (full-time) 2,220
#29 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#22 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

$30,975 (in-state, full-time); $54,841 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#13 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)

Los Angeles, CA

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

La Jolla, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#61 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$31,334 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#57 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Burns)

Honolulu, HI

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

Salt Lake City, UT

$31,982 (in-state, full-time); $60,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 346
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
Rank Not Published Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 506
Rank Not Published University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 564

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