US News and World Report has released its rankings for 2016. There are no real surprises here; most of these schools have been a constant presence in the rankings from year to year. You’ll notice that six schools are on the top 15 list in both categories: UCSF, Penn, Duke, UCLA, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. This is a marked increase over past years; the top-ranked research schools have been bolstering their focus on primary care in recent years, thus the new presence of some of those schools on the primary care list. Here are the rankings of the top 15 in each category.
Primary Care1. U. of Washington 2. U. of North Carolina 3. UCSF 4. Michigan 5. U. of Nebraska 6. Oregon Health and Science U. and UCLA (tied) 8. Duke 9. Baylor and U. of Minnesota (tied) 11. U. of Colorado, Penn, and Pittsburgh (tied) 14. University of Wisconsin 15. Michigan State
–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting