Following are the top ranked medical schools for family medicine programs:

University of Washington (UW)
- UW medicine teaching programs are ranked among the very best in the nation in the 2011 rankings by U.S. News & World Report, with family medicine program rated No. 1 nationally.
- The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The Department’s Residency is known for its full spectrum training that allows residents to enter a variety of practice settings.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
- The Department of Family Medicine, part of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of the oldest departments in the nation, with origins dating back to 1970, when family medicine was first designated as a medical specialty.
- The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is ranked among the top 5 nationally in family medicine, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.
- In 2007, it is ranked 3rd in total number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, and 6th in NIH funding dollars among family medicine departments nationwide.

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
- The Department of Family Medicine has several well established fellowships including the Sports Medicine Fellowship, Academic Fellowship, Integrative Medicine Fellowship, Geriatrics Fellowship, etc.
- The Department has received approval from the Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee.
- University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine is ranked 4th best in the country by U.S. News (2011).

University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (UNC)
- The UNC Department of Family Medicine was ranked 3rd in the nation by U.S. News in its annual survey of medical schools (2011). It was the highest ranked Family Medicine department in the eastern United States.
- The Department of Family Medicine is a premier department in the discipline, with a long history of successful fellowship training through a number of programs. Fellowship opportunities include: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, Preventive Medicine Residency, Faculty Development Fellowship, etc.

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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