Recent rankings place Harvard University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania among the top five medical schools in the country. A complete list of the top 100 medical schools is available from U.S. News & World Report.
Harvard boasts partnerships with 16 of the world’s most prestigious hospitals and research institutes. At least 15 researchers have shared in nine Nobel prizes for work completed while at Harvard Medical School.
The Stanford School of Medicine boasts the highest per-researcher funding from the National Institutes of Health in the country and close ties to world-class hospitals. The Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building is the largest research facility dedicated to stem cell research in the country.
A $7.7 billion global health enterprise, Johns Hopkins' Medicine operates 39 primary and specialty outpatient centers, four suburban health care and surgery sites, and six academic and community hospitals. One of the leading health care systems in the United States, its dedication to preventing, diagnosing and treating human illnesses have landed JHM atop the U.S. News rankings 22 times.
With an equal emphasis on achievement and compassion in education, research and patient care, Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765, is among the nation's oldest medical colleges. The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three nationally-acclaimed hospitals.