Who are the top 5 universities in the world for medicine degrees and what sets them apart?


#1

Hi Crimson, who are the top 5 universities in the world for medicine and what sets them apart? Is it funding? Hands-on experience? Lecturers? Thanks!


#2

Consistently, the top 5 Universities for Medicine in the world are:

  1. Harvard University

  2. University of Oxford

  3. University of Cambridge

  4. Stanford University

  5. Johns Hopkins University

Honestly, when you are dealing with Universities of this caliber, it’s very hard to set them apart. All of the “Top 5” would be an incredible option, if you’re lucky enough to get in. I’ve compiled a few insights on each, along with some statistics.

I’m only going to focus on the US, because I don’t know as much on the UK System. The main difference is the ability to begin studying Medicine straight out of High School as opposed to where in the US it’s a postgraduate program.

As opposed to this being opinionated, I’m going to merely be factual.

FAST FACTS

  • Stanford School of Medicine is the Most Difficult to Get In: (1.4% Acceptance Rate)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Offers the Cheapest Tuition: ($47,284 Tuition)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Has the Lowest Student-Faculty Ratio: (0.2:1)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Has the Hottest Summer Weather: (78.6°F)
  • Harvard Medical School Has the Coldest Winter Weather: (29.9°F)

Programs Offered

  • Harvard University: MD, MD/MBA, MD/PhD, MD/MPH
  • Stanford University: MD, MD/MBA, MD/PhD, MD/MPH
  • Johns Hopkins: MD, MD/MBA, MD/PhD

Total Applicants

  • Harvard University: 7,139 (In-State, 498; Out-of-State 6,178; and 463 International)
  • Stanford University: 7,341 (In-State, 2,648; Out-of-State 4,285; and 408 International)
  • Johns Hopkins: 6,322 (In-State, 402; Out-of-State 5,541; and 379 International)

Interviews Granted

  • Harvard University:
    -Total: 13% of applicants
    -In-State Applicants Interviewed: 15.6%
    -Out-of-State Applicants Interviewed: 13%
    -International Applicants Interviewed: 11.6%
  • Stanford University:
    -Total: 7% of applicants
    -In-State Applicants Interviewed: 7.4%
    -Out-of-State Applicants Interviewed: 6.8%
    -International Applicants Interviewed: 11%
  • Johns Hopkins:
    -Total: 11% of applicants
    -In-State Applicants Interviewed: 18.1%
    -Out-of-State Applicants Interviewed: 11.2%
    -International Applicants Interviewed: 5.8%

Average GPA and MCAT

  • Harvard University:
    -Median MCAT Score: 37
    -MCAT Biological: 12
    -MCAT Physical: 13
    -MCAT Verbal: 11
    -Median GPA: 3.93
  • Stanford University:
    -Median MCAT Score: 37
    -MCAT Biological: 12
    -MCAT Physical: 13
    -MCAT Verbal: 11
    -Median GPA: 3.85
  • Johns Hopkins:
    -Median MCAT Score: 36
    -MCAT Biological: 12
    -MCAT Physical: 13
    -MCAT Verbal: 11
    -Median GPA: 3.91