Physician Colleges and Universities in the U.S. with Program Info

The minimum educational requirement for physicians in the United States is a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. After earning a bachelor's degree and completing pre-med requirements, aspiring physicians can apply to medical school.

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Medical schools around the country provide four-year MD training programs for aspiring physicians. These programs train physicians so that they are ready for residencies and fellowships in particular specialties, which can last for three to seven years.

10 Schools with Physician Programs

Here are ten schools with MD programs:

College/University Location Institution Type Medical School Tuition (2015-2016)*
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 4-year, Public $30,690 In-state
$35,364 Out-of-state
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 4-year, Public $32,744 In-state
$45,000 Out-of-state
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota 4-year, Public $37,872 In-state
$51,510 Out-of-state
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 4-year, Public $32,483 In-state
$63,985 Out-of-state
University of South Florida Tampa, Florida 4-year, Public $29,175 In-state
$50,364 Out-of-state
New York University New York, New York 4-year, Private $49,080
University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, Wisconsin 4-year, Public $10,728 In-state
$24,054 Out-of-state
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan 4-year, Public $32,428 In-state
$50,854 Out-of-state
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 4-year, Public $33,519 In-state
$63,954 Out-of-state
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida 4-year, Public $22,408 In-state
$55,691 Out-of-state

Source: * U.S. News & World Report

College Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for schools that offer MD programs:

  • Prospective students who are particularly interested in practicing in a particular setting, such as an urban hospital or a rural clinic, may want to consider the school's location in order to ensure that they get relevant practical training.
  • It can be helpful to look at residency placement rates for graduates of the school, particularly for students who already know which area of medicine they want to pursue in the future.
  • Students may want to find out if there are on-campus medical student organizations, which may provide academic support or networking opportunities.
  • Students with broad academic interests may want to look for schools that offer dual degree programs.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programs

In four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) programs at accredited medical schools, future physicians get the theoretical and hands-on training they need for career success. The first two years of the program include both lecture- and lab-based courses in the biomedical sciences. In their third and fourth years, medical students participate in clinical rotations in each medical subfield, providing them with a comprehensive overview of medical practice. Clinical rotations can also help students determine the subfield in which they want to complete their residency after they graduate. At some schools, students have the opportunity to enroll in a dual degree program, combining the MD degree with a PhD, MPH, MBA or other master's-level degree.

There are numerous public and private schools that offer MD degrees for future physicians. Residency placement rates, location and dual degree availability are all important considerations when choosing between schools.

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