Several Calif. Institutions Among Best Medical Schools in the U.S.
Details of Rankings
For the research rankings, U.S. News assessed each school's performance on eight indicators:
- Acceptance rates;
- Assessment scores by residency directors;
- Average research activity per faculty member;
- Faculty-to-student ratios;
- MCAT scores;
- Peer assessment scores;
- Total research activity; and
- Undergraduate GPAs.
The schools then were ranked based on a weighted average of the eight indicators.
For the primary care rankings, U.S. News assessed each school's performance on seven similar indicators, with the addition of their primary care rate, and then ranked the schools based on a weighted average of the indicators (U.S. News & World Report methodology, 3/9)
The California medical schools that made the list of best research institutions included:
- Stanford University, which ranked second overall;
- UC-San Francisco, which tied for third; and
- UCLA, which ranked 13th (Research medical school rankings, March 2015).
Meanwhile, California medical schools that made the list for best primary care institutions included:
- UCSF, which ranked third;
- UCLA, which ranked seventh; and
- UC-Davis and UC-San Diego, which tied for 19th (Primary care medical school rankings, March 2015).