Top Medical Schools in the United States

The United States is made up of 50 states. In 1776, the first US states emerged from the 13 colonies. Since then, the number of states in the United States has risen steadily, for example through the Louisiana Purchase or the accession to Texas.

Medical school or medical faculty is a tertiary educational institution or part of the institution, which is involved in the education of future medical practitioners or medical doctors. To be admitted, you will need to take the MCAT exam (which stands for Medical College Admission Test). Click to see more medicine acronyms or learn more medical schools on Wikipedia.

Top Medical Schools in the United States

The following is a list of best medical schools in the United States. Please click the links below to view college of medicine in U.S.

  1. A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  2. Albany Medical College
  3. Baylor College of Medicine
  4. Boston University School of Medicine
  5. Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School
  6. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  7. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  8. Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College
  9. Creighton University School of Medicine
  10. Dartmouth Medical School
  11. Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  12. Drexel University College of Medicine
  13. Duke University School of Medicine
  14. East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  15. East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  16. Eastern Virginia Medical School
  17. Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  18. Emory University School of Medicine
  19. Florida State University College of Medicine
  20. George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  21. Georgetown University School of Medicine
  22. Harvard University Medical School
  23. Howard University College of Medicine
  24. Indiana University Indianapolis School of Medicine
  25. Jefferson Medical College
  26. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  27. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  28. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  29. Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  30. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine in New Orleans
  31. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
  32. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  33. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  34. Mayo Medical School
  35. Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
  36. Medical College of Wisconsin
  37. Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  38. Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  39. Mercer University School of Medicine
  40. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  41. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  42. Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine
  43. Morehouse School of Medicine
  44. Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  45. New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  46. New York Medical College School of Medicine
  47. New York University School of Medicine
  48. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  49. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  50. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  51. Ohio State University College of Medicine
  52. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  53. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
  54. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
  55. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  56. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  57. Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
  58. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School
  59. Rush University Medical College
  60. Southern Illinois University Springfield School of Medicine
  61. St. Louis University School of Medicine
  62. Stanford University School of Medicine
  63. Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  64. SUNY Downstate Medical Center Medical School
  65. SUNY Syracuse College of Medicine
  66. Temple University School of Medicine
  67. Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  68. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  69. Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  70. Tufts University School of Medicine
  71. Tulane University School of Medicine
  72. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  73. University at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  74. University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
  75. University of Arizona College of Medicine
  76. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
  77. University of California Davis School of Medicine
  78. University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  79. University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  80. University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  81. University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  82. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  83. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  84. University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  85. University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  86. University of Florida College of Medicine
  87. University of Hawaii Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
  88. University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
  89. University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  90. University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine
  91. University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  92. University of Louisville School of Medicine
  93. University of Maryland School of Medicine
  94. University of Massachusetts Worcester School of Medicine
  95. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Brunswick Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  96. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark New Jersey Medical School
  97. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Stratford School of Osteopathic Medicine
  98. University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  99. University of Michigan Ann Arbor Medical School
  100. University of Minnesota Medical School
  101. University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  102. University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
  103. University of Missouri School of Medicine
  104. University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
  105. University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  106. University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  107. University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  108. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  109. University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  110. University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  111. University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  112. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  113. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  114. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  115. University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  116. University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  117. University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  118. University of South Florida College of Medicine
  119. University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  120. University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  121. University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
  122. University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  123. University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston School of Medicine
  124. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
  125. University of Toledo College of Medicine
  126. University of Utah School of Medicine
  127. University of Vermont College of Medicine
  128. University of Virginia School of Medicine
  129. University of Washington School of Medicine
  130. University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
  131. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  132. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  133. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  134. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  135. Wayne State University School of Medicine
  136. West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  137. West Virginia University School of Medicine
  138. Western University of Health Sciences
  139. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  140. Yale University School of Medicine
  141. Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The United States is divided into four diverse natural areas: the Appalachian Mountains, the Cordilleras, the central flatlands and the coastal plains on the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

Of the total of 323 million residents, 234 million are white, 41 million black, 29.5 million Latin Americans, 15 million Asians and around 3.6 million indigenous Native Americans. The average population density is approximately 35 residents per km².

Official languages ​​are American English and (regional) Spanish.

Favored by the natural diversity, the rich raw material deposits and the climatic differentiation, the USA is among the leading and particularly innovative states in many areas of the economy. The US economy is characterized by the strict market economy and the strong concentration of production and services in large companies and corporations.

Time zones:
Compared to Central European Standard Time (CET), there are the following time differences in the United States :
Eastern Standard Time – 6 hours
Central Standard Time – 7 hours
Mountain standard time – 8 hours
Pacific Standard Time – 9 hours
Alaska Time – 10 hours
Hawaii Time – 11 hours
New York – 5 hours (winter time) – 6 hours (summer time)
California – 8 hours (winter time) – 9 hours (summer time)

Summer time (“daylight savings program”), in most United States (+1 hour), lasts from the first Sunday in April to the second to last Saturday in October. However, in some countries there is no daylight saving time.

The time is always given with numbers between 1 and 12. on = morning; pm = afternoon. In the case of timetables, the time of day is often only differentiated by the font (bold, etc.), please note the corresponding explanations.

Mass and weight
Dimensions Area dimensions
1 foot = 0.3048 m 1 square yard = 0.836126 sqm
1 yard = 3 feet = 0.9144 m 1 acre (morning) = 4840 yards² = 4046.8 m²
1 mile = 1.6093 km 1 square mile = 2.59 km²
Cavities Trade weights
1 pint = 0.4732 l 1 ounce = 28.35 g
1 quart = 2 pints = 0.9464 l 1 pound = 16 ounces = 453.59 g
1 gallon = 4 quarts = 3.7853 l

In the United States, temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit, not degrees Celsius:
F ° = (C ° x 1.8) + 32
C ° = (F ° – 32) x 5: 9

Offices and shops are closed on the following days: New Year’s Day (January 1st), Martin Luther King Day (January 15th), President’s Day (3rd Monday in February), Easter Monday, Memorial Day (last Monday in May) , Independence Day (4th July), Labor Day (1st Monday in September), Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October), Veteran’s Day (11th November), Thanksgiving (last Thursday in November), Christmas Day (25th December).

Money Currency: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
All notes are exactly the same size. Newer banknotes differ from each other in their light tint. With older notes, the distinction was difficult because all were printed in the same color combination black and green. There are 1, 2 (rare), 5, 10 (orange), 20 (green), 50 (violet) and 100 dollar (blue-green) banknotes. Coins come in 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime), 25 cents (quarter), 50 cents (half dollars – rare) and 1 dollar (buck).

Currency exchange
You should only take a small part of the travel budget with you in cash – ideally smaller notes – so that you have money immediately upon arrival. The rest is best paid with credit cards. You can withdraw money from the machine (ATM) on site with the Maestro ATM card (please have it activated in Europe). Switching foreign currencies in the US has become difficult and takes a long time.

Credit cards
In almost all shops and hotels, the widely used credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, American Express) are accepted. It is customary not to pay larger amounts in cash. At the check-in, all hotels require an empty credit card printout for expenses in the room (minibar, Pay-TV etc.), otherwise a deposit must be made in cash (often up to USD 150). Some hotels do not rent rooms without a credit card deposit! Although North America is home to credit cards, they are often not accepted, especially in remote areas.

The prices depend on the dollar exchange rate. When making purchases, please note that the local sales tax is not included in the advertised prices, but is only added when the invoice is issued. In some states, no sales tax is levied.

Climate and Clothing
The climate zones in the United States range from the frosty north to the sunny south. General tips for the right travel clothing are therefore not possible. It is advisable to look at the respective climate tables (see the individual posts on our website) to get an impression of what temperatures are expected. The summer months are warm almost everywhere – but the coolest is in Alaska, Oregon, Washington State and northern New England. In winter almost everywhere you need warm clothing similar to that in Europe. The southern states are the most likely exceptions. But even in Florida and California, temperatures can drop to freezing between December and February – and even lower in higher altitudes.

Climate on the East Coast
The climate differences between the individual states on the East Coast of America are considerable. While the north struggles with ice and snow in winter, the south often has warm weather. In summer it is warm to hot everywhere, sometimes humid. Cyclones can occur in the south between June and November. Local newspapers and television provide detailed information about the weather. Note that in America the temperature is not measured in Celsius, but in Fahrenheit. Spring is the best time to visit Washington, DC, New York, and the southern states. In New England, on the other hand, autumn is particularly beautiful with its bright red-gold colored deciduous trees.

Southwestern United States climate
The southwest can be visited all year round. The different microclimate in the different regions is primarily determined by the altitude. In the high areas in northern Arizona, New Mexico and southern Utah, the winters are cold and snowy – making them perfect travel destinations for winter sports enthusiasts. Warm, sunny winters attract thousands of visitors to the lower regions of the southern regions. One example is Phoenix / Arizona, which has a pleasant average temperature of 21 ° C in the “cold” season, but is similar to an oven in July and August with an average of 37 ° C. The ideal travel times here are spring and autumn: the southwest is less crowded at these times, the mild temperatures are particularly favorable for hiking or other outdoor activities. However, you may have to do without some highlights in the off-season. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon (in northern Arizona) is only open between May and October. Even the peaks at the ancient Indian site of Mesa Verde in Colorado can be snowed until April or May and therefore inaccessible. Whichever travel time you choose, the sun will almost certainly be with you every day. After all, it appears over 200 days a year in the north of the region and over 300 days a year in the southern regions!

Travel clothing
We recommend comfortable and not too tight clothing and light footwear for the flight. During the stay casual clothing is sufficient, evening wear (suit, tie, costume, cocktail dress) is expected for theater visits and for “festive” dinners – tuxedo etc. not necessary! Warm clothes are needed for cool evenings and air-conditioned rooms. In winter you need a jacket or a coat. Casual clothing is appropriate in the resorts. An umbrella is useful in every season.


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