Some top-ranked colleges that offer degrees in medicine include University of Washington, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Oregon Health and Science University, University of Minnesota, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts in Worcester, University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago, according to U.S. News & World Report. These schools offer medical degrees leading to a doctor of medicine. The report ranks University of Washington, with a medical school enrollment of 938, as the highest-ranked school in 2015.
Students interested in a degree in medicine should research the schools to determine which is the best fit for them. For example, the University of Washington was founded in 1946. It is a highly ranked school in several areas, including primary care, medical research, bioengineering, pediatrics and AIDS care. Students have access to local hospitals and centers, such as UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Another example of a well-ranked school is the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. The school was founded in 1765 and is the oldest medical school in the United States, as of 2015. The school has more than 2,000 faculty members who teach 807 medical students. It is one of the highest ranked medical schools that is research oriented. Perelman students interact with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.