Medical Degrees at Top Medical Schools
University of Washington
The University of Washington College of Medicine was ranked the number 1 medical school for primary care by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. UW Medicine is comprised of six colleges offering both M.D. and Ph.D. programs in medicine. UW also offers a Medical Scientist Training Program, in which a limited number of students can work towards their M.D. and Ph.D. degrees simultaneously. Training and services are available at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, both health care centers being a part of the UW Medicine system.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine was ranked the number 2 medical school for primary care and was also ranked the second best school for family medicine by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. The UNC School of Medicine offers a traditional 4-year training program. Upon entering their third year in the program, medical students begin clerkship training at The UNC Hospitals. The UNC School of Medicine offers a combined M.D./Ph.D. program to prospective students as well as a joint M.D./M.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco
The School of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco was ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2016 as the third best school of medicine in primary as well as in research. In addition to their single degree program offerings, UCSF also offers a joint M.D./M.S. program in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley. The medical training program offered at UCSF involves two years of coursework followed by another two years of clerkships and clinical work.