These are some of the top medical colleges that offer specialized programs in medicine:
Duke University School of Medicine: Duke University School of Medicine is highly competitive, receiving 5,166 applications for just 100 slots in the class entering September 2009. The National Research Corporation recognized Duke University Medical Center as the best-quality hospital in the Durham area, earning them the 2009-2010 Consumer Choice Award.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: The US News 2010 ranked the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine among the three best research-oriented medical schools in the nation. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) achieved Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
University of California-San Francisco: The UCSF medical school is ranked among the top 10 in all of its clinical specialty programs in the U.S. News Media Group’s 2010 edition of the guidebook “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” It is consistently ranked among the top three US medical schools by NIH dollars awarded.
University of Vermont College of Medicine: The University of Vermont College of Medicine has been ranked in the top five percent of all medical colleges for Primary Care. They received over 5700 applications for the 111 students in the Class of 2012 that entered in fall 2008.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: The US News has placed Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the top two medical research