Top U.S. Research Medical Schools

Although Harvard took the top spot again for research schools, the rest of the top 10 did a little shuffling and a new school breached the top 10 in the annual ranking of U.S. medical schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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Although Harvard took the top spot again for research schools, the rest of the top 10 did a little shuffling in the annual ranking of U.S. medical schools by .

Last year’s four-way tie for fifth place was broken up, rearranging the rankings. And this year the University of Chicago made the list, tying with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of Washington at 10.

For the most part tuition increased around three-and-a-half percent for the majority of schools. But in enrollment, there was no clear trend. Half of the schools in the top 10 decreased enrollment in 2012 from 2011 by varying amounts, while the others increased, some by almost as much as 5%.

See the top 10 medical schools for research below.

Once again taking the top spot, Harvard must be feeling pretty confident. After all, it increased tuition by 5.44%, decreased enrollment 2.21% (the largest decrease in the top 10) and saw the average indebtedness of its graduates increase by nearly 10%.

Fees: $3,543

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $113,943

Enrollment: 709

Most Popular Programs: Emergency medicine; family practice; internal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general)

2.

(tie)

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

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Johns Hopkins moved up from third right into a tie for second. Of course, the school includes Johns Hopkins Hospital, which has ranked the top hospital for 22 years running.

Fees: $1,475

Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $108,421

Enrollment: 455

Most Popular Residency Programs: Anesthesiology; internal medicine; neurological surgery; neurology; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general).

1. Harvard University, Boston, Mass.Tuition: $47,500Tuition: $42,600

2.

(tie)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn.

Tied for second place, UPenn had increased enrollment by 4.6%. It also just missed out on being in the top 10 for primary care schools.

Fees: $3,378

Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $125,389

Enrollment: 636

4. Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

The average indebtedness for Stanford’s students not only broke into the six digits, but it increased by a huge 14.6%.

Fees: $621

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $103,157

Enrollment: 449

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; dermatology; emergency medicine; internal medicine; orthopedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general).

5. University of California, San Francisco, Calif.

Tuition for in-state students is still free, and the tuition for out-of-state students hasn’t changed. However, the fees at the University of California more than make up for the low, unchanged tuition. Fees went up $3,148 for all students, which amounts to a 7.37% increase for out-of-state students and a whopping 10.33% increase for in-state students. It also made the top 10 for primary care schools.

Fees: $33,622

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $101,283

Enrollment: 634

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; emergency medicine; family practice; internal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general).

6. Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

The most expensive school in the top 10, tuition broke the $50,000 mark this year. The average indebtedness of Washington University’s graduates increased by almost 11%.

Fees: $0

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $111,058

Enrollment: 490

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; dermatology; emergency medicine; internal medicine; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general)

7. Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Yale may have increased its tuition by 4.3% — making it one of the more expensive schools in the top 10 — but the average indebtedness of its graduates went up by only 1.5%.

Fees: $550

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $124,070

Enrollment: 401

Most Popular Programs: Dermatology; emergency medicine; internal medicine; neurological surgery; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and radiation (oncology).

Not many schools on the list saw the average indebtedness of its graduates decline, but Columbia’s did, and with style. 2010 graduates had an average indebtedness of $117,544, a decrease of more than 10% over the previous year.

Fees: $5,059

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $117,544

Enrollment: 663

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; emergency medicine; internal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; psychiatry; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general).

9. Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Duke was a part of the four-way tie for fifth in 2011, but it dropped all the way to ninth this year. The school also decreased its enrollment by a little more than 2%.

Fees: $3,246

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $120,202

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; dermatology; emergency medicine; internal medicine; internal medicine (pediatrics); ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; and radiology (diagnostic).

10.

(tie)

University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

This school broke into the top 10 this year — which in turn brought the top 10 to the top 12, really.

Tuition: $42,294

Fees: $3,809

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $123,187

Enrollment: 377

Most Popular Programs: Emergency medicine; family practice; internal medicine; internal medicine (pediatrics); obstetrics and gynecology; pathology (anatomic and clinical); pediatrics; psychiatry; surgery (general); and urology.

10. (tie) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Still ranked 10, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, increased tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students by 3.48%. The school also made the top 10 for primary care schools.

Fees: $192

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $123,170

Enrollment: 652

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; emergency medicine; family practice; internal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopaedic surgery; pediatrics; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general).

10. (tie) University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Students will find the largest tuition increases here, with a 9.85% increase for in-state students and a 4.36% increase for those out of state. Despite that, this is still the least expensive school in the top 10 since fees were slashed by 78% to only $105. And it tops the list for primary care schools.

Fees: $105

Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates: $131,166

Enrollment: 951

Most Popular Programs: Anesthesiology; emergency medicine; family practice; internal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; pathology (anatomic and clinical); pediatrics; radiology (diagnostic); and surgery (general).

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