Of the top 10 research universities to study medicine, the top three are Harvard University, Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2014 rankings. Additional schools in the top 10 include the University of California - San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania.
Other schools listed in the top 10 for studying medicine are Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, Columbia University, Duke University and the University of Washington, as listed by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings of the top 10 medical schools take into consideration both a quality assessment and a peer assessment, a score given by residency directors and the amount of research activity at the university, both in total and per faculty member. Other factors included in such listings include student selectivity, MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA and acceptance rate. Medical schools are also ranked by specialty. Schools listed in the top 10 for the study of geriatrics include Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California- Los Angeles. The top 19 medical schools for the study of primary care include the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, the Oregon Health and Science University, the University of Massachusetts- Worcester, the University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, as detailed by the Huffington Post as of 2015.