To be ranked, medical schools must have received their full accreditation. For its most recent report, US News polled 192 medical and osteopathic schools.
The following are the primary care ranking indicators:
- Faculty resources determined by the faculty-to-student ratio
- Academic qualifications of entering students, which are evaluated using the MCAT score, median undergraduate GPA, and institution acceptance rate
- Research activity is taken into account, including both overall federal research activity and average federal research per faculty member
- Primary care production is calculated as the proportion of graduates who were engaged in primary care practice as of 2021, as well as the proportion of MD and DO graduates who enrolled in primary care residencies