Top 10 Most Popular Medical Schools

Laura Joszt

With medical schools on target to increase enrollment by 30% by 2016, it's important that students accepted into schools actually enroll. Here are the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of students who enroll once they are accepted.

With medical schools on target to increase enrollment by 30% by 2016, it’s important that students accepted into schools actually enroll.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News

has listed the most popular schools taking into account the percentage of students who enrolled once they were accepted — known as the yield. For the most part, the schools with the highest yield aren’t the cream of the crop. Only two ranked in the top 10 for ’ top research and primary care schools.

While Oklahoma State University tied for the most popular, it is ranked in the bottom fourth of all medical and osteopathic schools for U.S. News’ ranking of research and primary schools. University of North Dakota ranked in the bottom fourth for research schools and University of Nevada ranked in the bottom fourth for primary care schools.

However, Harvard also made the top 10 for most popular schools and consider it was number one for research schools and 15 for primary care schools, it’s obvious that Harvard’s popularity comes from the fact that it’s a superb school.

Note: RNP means the school ranked in the bottom fourth so its rank was not published.

10. Harvard Medical School

Yield: 74%

Students enrolled: 165

Research rank: 1

Primary care rank: 15

9. University of Nevada — Reno School of Medicine

Yield: 74.7%

Students enrolled: 62

Research rank: 86

Primary care rank: RNP

8. University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Yield: 76.1%

Students enrolled: 54

Research rank: 86

Primary care rank: 83

7. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Yield: 76.5%

Students enrolled: 62

Research rank: RNP

Primary care rank: 77

6. University of Washington School of Medicine

Yield: 76.8%

Students enrolled: 219

Research rank: 10

Primary care rank: 1

5. Medical University of South Carolina

Yield: 77.3%

Students enrolled: 170

Research rank: 57

Primary care rank: 49

4. University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Yield: 79.7%

Students enrolled: 165

Research rank: 72

Primary care rank: 63

3. University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Yield: 82.1%

Students enrolled: 92

Research rank: 83

Primary care rank: 31

2. University of Kansas Medical Center

Yield: 85.7%

Students enrolled: 191

Research rank: 72

Primary care rank: 35

1. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Yield: 85.7%

Students enrolled: 96

Research rank: RNP

Primary care rank: RNP

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