University of Washington is ranked 1st among the best family medicine programs in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools (US News), followed by University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2nd place. UNC is also ranked highly in several specialty areas such as Rural medicine (6th) and Internal medicine (tied for 22nd). Overall, UNC is ranked 2nd for primary care and tied for 21st among the best medical schools for research.

University of Colorado--Denver is tied for 3rd place with University of California--San Francisco for the specialties of family medicine, and also ranked highly in pediatrics (5th) and rural medicine (7th).

Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon is consistently ranked among the nation's top 5 for family medicine programs by U.S. News & World Report. It is tied for 5th position with University of New Mexico in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools.

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is recognized by U.S.News as one of the nation's top medical schools and ranked No. 12 in both rural medicine and family medicine. This is the 14th consecutive year WVSOM has been listed in the rankings for its medical programs. The university is rated No. 3 in the percentage (66.1 percent) of graduates who enter primary care specialties among all U.S. medical schools.

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America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
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