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University of Washington, Seattle Named Best MD Program by Students; Emory University Ranked Second

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The Dean of third ranked USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Carmen A. Puliafito, commented, “The students are the focal point of our medical school. It’s gratifying to know that students appreciate the comprehensive education we have developed for them."

The future doctors of America have spoken. In a recent survey, current med school students rank the medical school at University of Washington, Seattle number one in the nation. is an online guide to graduate schools for prospective graduate students. On the site, current and recent students attending graduate programs at more than 1,200 schools across the country rate and review their experiences and post pertinent comments. According to the cumulative responses, ranks the various programs.

The student-based rankings for the nation’s top medical programs are:

1.)    University of Washington, Seattle (9.24 stars)
2.)    Emory University (9.08 stars)
3.)    University of Southern California (8.88 stars)
4.)    The University of Chicago (8.87 stars)
5.)    Duke University (8.847 stars)
6.)    Vanderbilt University (8.842 stars)
7.)    Stanford University (8.83 stars)
8.)    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (8.68 stars)
9.)    Harvard University (8.67 stars)
10.)    Yale University (8.66 stars)
11.)    Eastern Virginia Medical School (8.622 stars)
12.)    Case Western Reserve University (8.620 stars)
13.)    Brown University (8.54 stars)
14.)    Northwestern University (8.48 stars)
                 University of California, Los Angeles (8.48 stars)
16.)    University of Arizona (8.47 stars)
17.)    University of California, San Francisco (8.46 stars)
18.)    University of South Florida (8.44 stars)
19.)    Temple University (8.42 stars)
20.)    University of Virginia (8.41 stars)
21.)    New York University (8.38 stars)
22.)    Medical College of Wisconsin (8.37 stars)
23.)    Tufts University (8.36 stars)
24.)    University of Pennsylvania (8.32)
25.)    Washington University in St. Louis (8.25 stars)
26.)    Columbia University (8.248 stars)
27.)    University of California, Irvine (8.242 stars)
28.)    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (8.18 stars)
29.)    Baylor College of Medicine (8.125 stars)
                 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (8.125 stars)
31.)    University of Utah (8.120 stars)
32.)    Drexel University (8.08 stars)
33.)    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (8.03 stars)
34.)    University of Miami (8.02 stars)
35.)    Loyola University, Chicago (7.98 stars)
36.)    George Washington University (7.95 stars)
37.)    Johns Hopkins University (7.86 stars)
38.)    University of Vermont (7.73 stars)
39.)    SUNY Upstate Medical University (7.72 stars)
40.)    Oregon Health and Science University (7.71 stars)
41.)    Georgia Health Sciences University (7.683 stars)
                        University of Illinois at Chicago (7.683 stars)
43.)    University of Minnesota Twin Cities (7.65 stars)
44.)    University of Pittsburg, Main Campus (7.63 stars)
45.)    Georgetown University (7.56 stars)
46.)    Tulane University (7.50 stars)
47.)    Northeast Ohio Medical University (7.46 stars)
48.)    University of Colorado, Denver (7.18 stars)
49.)    Boston University (7.11 stars)
50.)    University of Rochester (7.06 stars)

One Class of 2015 student at top ranked University of Washington, Seattle wrote, "The first thing every faculty and staff member in my program has said is, 'We are here to help you; this is going to be a lot of hard work, but we are here for you,' and that makes all the difference in the world to me. Graduate school is never going to be easy and it shouldn’t be, but having that support structure is what makes this a great program."

The Dean of third ranked USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Carmen A. Puliafito, commented, "The students are the focal point of our medical school. It’s gratifying to know that students appreciate the comprehensive education we have developed for them. We will continue to challenge them with our diverse curriculum."

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All business school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 until July 30, 2013. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., medicine. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.

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