Rural Medicine

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Medical Schools

There is a growing need in the United States for rural medicine doctors. Through these programs, students train to be physicians in rural and underserved communities. These are the top medical schools for rural medicine programs.

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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)
#5 University of South Dakota (Sanford)

Sioux Falls, SD

$24,580 (in-state, full-time); $57,527 (out-of-state, full-time) 228
#6 East Tennessee State University (Quillen)

Johnson City, TN

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

Morgantown, WV

$25,380 (in-state, full-time); $51,804 (out-of-state, full-time) 404
#2 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$16,120 (in-state, full-time); $46,297 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#9 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

$27,992 (in-state, full-time); $67,604 (out-of-state, full-time) 510
#11 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

$38,428 (in-state, full-time); $53,596 (out-of-state, full-time) 528
#11 University of Iowa (Carver)

Iowa City, IA

$32,370 (in-state, full-time); $48,852 (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#9 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

$33,663 (in-state, full-time); $59,618 (out-of-state, full-time) 646
#8 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$23,807 (in-state, full-time); $33,704 (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#11 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$24,510 (in-state, full-time); $58,590 (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#6 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$17,537 (in-state, full-time); $44,416 (out-of-state, full-time) 811
#11 University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth, TX

$13,078 (in-state, full-time); $28,766 (out-of-state, full-time) 907
#1 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#4 University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

$37,869 (in-state, full-time); $49,764 (out-of-state, full-time) 986
#2 University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND