Best Medical Schools in America

The annual ranking of the top medical schools in America is out, and once again Harvard sits atop the list. Perhaps to celebrate, it raised its tuition the most out of the rest of the top 10.

More and more it looks like nothing will pry the top spot from Harvard’s grasp, as yet again the Boston medical school was named the best medical research school in the U.S. The top 10 schools look remarkably similar to last year’s list; however, the order is a little different.

Perhaps ranking number one year after year among U.S. medical schools (as well as global medical schools) might be going to Harvard’s head, though, as the school increased tuition by 5%, by far the largest increase among the top schools.

The average tuition increase among the top medical schools was approximately 3.6%. Meanwhile, the tuition over at the University of California-San Francisco underwent a rather large makeover.

A four-way tie for eighth place rounded out the top 10 (actually making the list the top 11). Here are the best research medical schools in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking.

8. (tied) University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, a pediatric hospital through the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

2012 rank: 10 (tied)

Tuition: $29,352 (in-state); $46,944 (out-of-state)

Tuition change from 2012: +1.6% (for both)

Total enrollment: 679

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, internal medicine (pediatrics), obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, radiology (diagnostic), surgery (general)

8. (tied) University of Chicago (Pritzker)

University of Chicago Corner Children’s Hospital

Chicago, Ill.

2012 rank: 10 (tied)

Tuition: $44,075

Tuition change from 2012: +4.2%

Total enrollment: 377

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, pathology (anatomic and clinical), pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery (general), urology

8. (tied) Duke University

Durham, N.C.

2012 rank: 9

Tuition: $48,065

Tuition change from 2012: +3.9%

Total enrollment: 425

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, dermatology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic), surgery (general)

8. (tied) Columbia University

Columbia Medical Center

New York, N.Y.

2012 rank: 8

Tuition: $49,504

Tuition change from 2012: +4%

Total enrollment: 662

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic)

7. Yale University

Harvey Cushing and John Hay Whitney Medical Library

New Haven, Conn.

2012 rank: 7

Tuition: $49,500

Tuition change from 2012: +4.1%

Total enrollment: 397

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurological surgery, ophthalmology, pathology (anatomic and clinical), pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic)

6. Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, Mo.

2012 rank: 6

Tuition: $52,020

Tuition change from 2012: +3%

Total enrollment: 478

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, radiology (diagnostic), surgery (general)

4. (tied) University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, Pa.

2012 rank: 2 (tied)

Tuition: $47,090

Tuition change from 2012: +3.5%

Total enrollment: 646

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, ophthalmology, pediatrics, psychiatry

4. (tied) University of California-San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif.

2012 rank: 5

Tuition: $31,134 (in-state); $43,379 (out-of-state)

Tuition change from 2012: N/A (see below explanation)

Total enrollment: 648

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic), surgery (general)

In the previous academic year, UCSF’s tuition was $0 for in-state students and just $12,245 for out-of-state students. However, the school’s fees were $33,622. Taking into account both tuition and fees, the cost to attend increased 4.5% year over year for in-state students and 3.3% for out-of-state students.

3. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Md.

2012 rank: 2 (tied)

Tuition: $44,100

Tuition change from 2012: +3.5%

Total enrollment: 479

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurological surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery (general)

2. Stanford University

James H. Clark Center

Stanford, Calif.

2012 rank: 4

Tuition: $47,343

Tuition change from 2012: +3.5%

Total enrollment: 461

Most popular residency and specialty programs: Anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic), surgery (general)

1. Harvard University

Boston, Mass.

2012 rank: 1

Tuition: $49,875

Tuition change from 2012: +5%

Total enrollment: 700

Most popular programs: Anesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiation oncology, surgery (general)

Not only does Harvard consistently top the list for best medical school in the U.S., but it also ranked first in a global ranking from earlier in 2013.