According to the US News & World Report's Best Medical School Rankings 2012, University of Washington is ranked 1st for Primary Care, while Harvard University ranked 1st for Research. The ranking criteria included assessment by peer institutions, research activity, percentage of graduates entering primary care residencies, faculty resources, and student selectivity.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has the only school of medicine in the nation that ranks in the top 5 in both categories: 4th in the United States for primary care and 5th nationally for research.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is ranked 2nd among research-oriented medical schools in the United States. Penn is also ranked in the top ten among medical schools focused on primary care.

UMass Medical School moved up a spot to 8th in primary care education in the highly regarded U.S.News rankings of the nation's 126 medical schools and 20 schools of osteopathic medicine. UMMS is also rated 16th among family medicine programs, and 53rd among top research schools.

Emory University School of Medicine is rated No. 21 overall among research-oriented medical schools, and No. 33 overall among primary care schools. Additionally, the School's physician assistant program is ranked No. 4.

U.S. News has ranked three programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) among the country's Top 100. In the 2012 rankings, JABSOM's Geriatric Medicine program ranked 13th, the Primary Care program ranked 58th, and JABSOM's research program ranked 87th.

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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