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Public Med School Rankings

Establishing Med School Rankings is tricky unless you know specifically what you are looking for in a medical school.  To begin with, are you looking for a public or private school? If you are looking for a public school, there are 81 public medical schools in the United States.

As of July 2011, this is the most current list, according to the AAMC, and arranged alphabetically by name A-F:

  1. Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
    is now receiving applications. There will be 50 students in the charter class and the class size will increase yearly by 10 students to a maximal enrollment of 100 students per year.  As a brand new school, there is really no data to post regarding Med School Rankings of any sort. The Class of 2016 will begin its education in a new medical education building. It is in the spirit of and driven by the CMSRU mission that the educational facilities for undergraduate medical education have been designed and developed.  Conveniently located one block from Cooper University Hospital, and scheduled for completion in June of 2012, the building is a 203,000 square foot, six-story building designed to support the CMSRU curriculum.
  2. East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
    Opening in 1978, ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine has established itself as a national leader in primary care and rural medicine, an important factor when compiling Med School Rankings. Quillen students enjoy an exceptional success rate in the national residency match, and over 50 percent of graduates choose a career in primary care. Quillen’s Community Partnerships Program and the Rural Primary Care Track continues to garner national recognition. A collegial atmosphere is encouraged at all levels and student involvement is valued. The medical campus is located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center pictured above and boasts one of the most technologically advanced patient simulation programs in the nation. The school is located in Tennessee’s fourth largest metropolitan area (population 1.2 million) and is part of the state’s fourth largest university (enrollment 16,000). It is supported by modern and convenient medical centers and clinics throughout the Tri-Cities area, as well as by hospitals and clinics located in small, rural communities such as Rogersville, Sevierville and Mountain City. The school enrolls one class of 72 new students in August of each year.
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Established in 1973 to enhance the quality and diversity of health care throughout the Hampton Roads region, the mission of EVMS is deeply rooted in the education and training of primary care physicians, arming them with the requisite scientific, academic, and humanistic skills most relevant to today’s practice of medicine. EVMS provides health care for more than one quarter of Virginia’s population as well as neighboring regions of North Carolina. When considering Med School Rankings, a school’s community impact is for some, quite important.
  3. Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Florida Atlantic University served as a regional medical campus for six years before being accredited in 2011 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as the new, independent medical school, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Having just received its accreditation, there are no Med School Rankings to report. During its years as a regional campus, the College assembled a dedicated faculty and developed the infrastructure necessary for teaching medical students. With the new Integrated Patient Focused Curriculum and partnerships with nine well-established clinical facilities in southeast Florida, the Schmidt College of Medicine provides a comprehensive foundation for the study and practice of medicine. In affiliation with Scripps Florida of The Scripps Research Institute, the College offers an MD/PhD program which provides unique opportunities for those seeking careers combining medicine and research The College is located on the 850-acre campus of Florida Atlantic University, a public institution, in Boca Raton, Florida, just north of Fort Lauderdale and only a mile from the beaches lining the Atlantic Ocean.
  4. Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
    In August 2009, the College of Medicine welcomed the inaugural class. This is a brand new school and there is little as far as statistics to compare with other Med School Rankings reports. The 4-year program leading to the MD degree involves in-depth exposure and training in all areas of medical education with specific focus on family and community medicine. Unique to the College is the hands-on experience each student receives in observing and caring for families who have little or no access to medical care. Key in the medical training is the focus on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in diverse patient populations.
  5. Florida State University College of Medicine
    The Florida State University College of Medicine was created in July 2000 by a legislative act to train physicians with a focus on serving medically underserved populations in rural and inner-city areas and the growing geriatric population in the state. Med School Rankings are based on students from medically underserved populations. The FSU College of Medicine is located in Tallahassee, with regional medical campuses, where students complete third and fourth-year clerkships, in Pensacola, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Daytona Beach, and Fort Pierce.