According to the U.S. News Media Group's 2011 edition of the guidebook America's Best Graduate Schools, Harvard University is ranked 1st in the "Research Ranking" while the University of Washington is on top of the "Primary Care Rankings".

Weill Cornell Medical College is rated 16th, an improvement from last year's No. 18 slot, in the category for schools of medicine (research).

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been ranked 2nd among the nation’s research-oriented medical schools, rising from 3rd place in last year’s survey. And in the magazine's ranking of best medical schools for primary care, Penn was ranked 7th in the nation (up from 12th). It was also placed among the nation’s top three medical schools in the specialty training of Pediatrics (2nd), and Women’s Health (3rd).

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has retained a top-tier ranking among the nation’s best medical schools. The overall School of Medicine ranking was No. 3, while the school’s biomedical engineering specialty retained its No. 1 ranking.

University of Utah is ranked 52nd in the nation for research and 25th for primary care (increase of 4 spots from the 2010 rankings). It also received recognition for the specialty of physician assistant at 4th place in the country, pharmacy at 16th, physical therapy and family medicine at 19th, rural medicine came in at 17th, women's health was 18th.

Primary Care Rankings (top 10 list):
1. University of Washington
2. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
3. Oregon Health & Science University
4. University of Vermont
5. University of California-San Francisco
5. University of Colorado-Denver
7. Michigan State University
7. University of Pennsylvania
9. University of Massachusetts-Worcester
10 University of Iowa (Carver)

Research Rankings (top 20 list):
1. Harvard University
2. University of Pennsylvania
3. Johns Hopkins University
4. University of California-San Francisco
4. Washington University in St. Louis
6. Duke University
6. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
6. University of Washington
6. Yale University
10 Columbia University
11 Stanford University
11 University of California--Los Angeles (Geffen)
13 University of Chicago (Pritzker)
14 University of Pittsburgh
15 Vanderbilt University
16 Cornell University (Weill)
16 University of California--San Diego
18 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
18 Northwestern University (Feinberg)
20 Case Western Reserve University
20 Emory University
20 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
20 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center--Dallas

Source: US News & World Report

* Suggested Reading:

U.S. News Best Hospitals List 2010-2011

Top 10 Universities for Medicine

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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