StudentDoc’s medical school rankings are determined by a variety of criteria. But among the most important are NIH grant awards, top scores on MCAT and GPAs which reflect the talent level they can draw, and finally the debt burden medical students are saddled with upon graduation.

As you consider the best medical schools for you, some of these factors may play into your decision-making. But keep in mind that there are lots of other issues that matter on a day-to-day basis. Maybe it’s the desire to move away from a snowy climate. Or perhaps it’s the allure of the West Coast. Or maybe you want to balance all the demands of medical school by hiking, biking, or rock climbing. After all, you’re committing to live here for at least the next four years.

Here are StudentDoc’s best-ranked medical schools for the West and Southwest regions:

  1. Baylor College of Medicine
    Stanford University (tied)
  2. University of California, San Diego
  3. University of California, San Francisco
  4. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  5. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  6. University of Texas Medical School, Houston
  7. University of California, Los Angeles
  8. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  9. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  10. University of Washington
  11. University of Hawaii
  12. University of Oklahoma
  13. University of Utah
  14. University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio
  15. University of California, Irvine

Check out the other geographic regions of the United States:
Med School Rankings: Midwest
Med School Rankings: Northeast
Med School Rankings: Southeast

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