Harvard University is ranked No. 1 among the Best Medical Schools for Research, according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News Best Graduate Schools guidebook. Johns Hopkins University and University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) tied for 2nd position nationally.

The School of Medicine at University of Washington was tied for 10th among research medical schools. It ranked 2nd in the nation (behind Harvard), and 1st among public medical schools, in the U.S. News calculations of National Institutes of Health federal research grants. U.S. News reports the UW medical school as receiving $611.4 million in National Institutes of Health funding in fiscal year 2011.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has advanced to No. 14 spot among Research Schools of Medicine. This year's ranking is the highest achieved so far by VUSM, moving the school up from the No. 15 position last year. To achieve this ranking, VUSM moved past the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California-San Diego.

The School of Medicine at Emory University was rated 21st nationally among research-oriented medical schools (the highest in Georgia).

The Keck School of Medicine improved its ranking by two spots in the 2013 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools guidebook. It is ranked 34th among research-intensive medical schools, moving up two places from the 2012 rankings.

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