What are the best medical schools in the US? According to the US Medical School Rankings, the best medical school based on 'Primary Care' in 2010 is University of Washington Seattle, followed by U of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (2nd position) and Oregon Health and Science Univ (3rd position).

For the research rankings of medical schools, Harvard took the top spot, ahead of Johns Hopkins University (2nd) and University of Pennsylvania (3rd).

Following are the best ranked medical schools (rated No. 1) for each medical specialty:

Family medicine: University of Washington Seattle
Drug and alcohol abuse: Yale University
Geriatrics: Johns Hopkins University
Pediatrics: Harvard University
AIDS: University of California--San Francisco
Rural medicine: University of Washington Seattle
Women's Health: Harvard University
Internal medicine: Johns Hopkins University

What are the best medical schools in the UK? According to the Times Subject League Table 2010, Oxford is the best ranked institution for Medicine, followed by Cambridge (2nd) and Edinburgh (3rd). Scottish universities dominate the Top 10 list, with 5 schools ranked among the 10 best schools for medicine:
  • Edinburgh (3rd)
  • Aberdeen (4th)
  • Glasgow (=7th)
  • Dundee (=7th)
  • St Andrews (10th)
Oxford is also rated top for Medicine in the Guardian University Guide 2010, with Cambridge in 2nd position and Edinburgh in 3rd position (the Top 3 positions here are the same as that ranked by The Times). The rest of the top 10 is made up of Dundee (4th), UCL (5th), UEA (6th), Imperial (7th), Leicester (8th), Aberdeen (=9th) and Glasgow (=9th).

* For more rankings and league tables please see: Medical School Rankings
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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