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Perelman School of Medicine has ranked third-best medical school for research for the second consecutive year. 

Credit: Sukhmani Kaur

For the second consecutive year, Penn's Perelman School of Medicine was named the third-best medical school for research by the annual U.S. News and World Report. 

The rest of the top three also remained unchanged from last year's ranking. The Medical School at Harvard University and the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University placed first and second, respectively. The ranking marks the twenty-third consecutive year Penn was ranked among the top ten medical schools for research. 

Perelman was also named the fourteenth best medical school for primary care, falling four spots from the 2019 rankings. The Medical School at Harvard University, the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of Washington School of Medicine, the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and Perelman were the only five schools to rank in the top 15 in both research and primary care. 

In the eight fields of specialty training, Perelman placed among the top 12 in each category. Penn was named the best medical school for pediatrics and fourth for internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and radiology. The medical school also ranked fifth for anesthesiology, sixth for psychiatry and surgery, and twelfth for family medicine. 

“This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is a testament to our faculty, staff, and students who come together each and every day to create an incredible learning environment, driving forward our mission to advance research and clinical practice, and to improve health across the world,” Perelman Dean J. Larry Jameson told Penn Medicine News.

The U.S. News and World Report ranking for medical school is based on a variety of variables, including peer assessment survey scores, MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA, National Institute of Health funding, and student-faculty ratio.