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Getting into a top-rated medical school can be a difficult challenge. Many medical schools have stringent admission requirements and look only for the top candidates to admit each year.
The top programs recruit the best candidates because they also have difficult academic programs.
Candidates who possess the necessary qualities to complete these programs are generally the ones chosen for admission.
Harvard University’s medical school is considered the best in the nation. U.S. News and World Report and Web sites like studentdoc.com all consider Harvard to the nation’s best medical school. U.S.
News and World Report ranks schools according to a number of factors, one of the most important of which is academics.
Determining academic quality is somewhat subjective, but U.S. News and World Report has attempted to make the process as scientific as possible by issuing surveys to important faculty members of medical schools around the country such as the deans of the schools, residency directors, and the like.
Research activity was heavily weighted as part of the overall score as well. Harvard emerged as the top school when all factors were finally considered. Harvard Medical School boasted a budget of $544,158,873 for 2008 (figures for 2009 are not yet available).
Founded in 1782, Harvard Medical School has emerged as the leading innovator of medical research in the world. The school has seven basic science departments, two in social science, and one clinical science department.
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Second only to Harvard on most lists, Johns Hopkins University is just as rigorous in its academic standards. JHU has retained its position as a top-tier program for decades and has emerged as one of the premier medical institutions in the world.
Many of its specialty programs have reached the status of top-ranked programs as well. In the area of ear, nose, and throat along with rheumatology and urology, JHU had the top programs in the nation. Ten of its other programs ranked either second or third.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
733 N. Broadway, Suite G49
Baltimore, MD 21205-2196
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