Best Colleges for Surgeons: List of Top Medical Schools
Surgical programs at the country's top medical schools prepare students for careers as general surgeons or as surgeons in specialized fields. Both Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University not only offer four years of medical education and clerkship but postgraduate residencies and fellowships as well.
Universities with Top Surgical Programs
1. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD
Ranked as the medical school with the top internal medicine program in the country by U.S. News & World Report, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine offers a 4-year program in surgical education. Basic courses during the first and second years are graded as simply pass or fail, and in the spring of year two surgery students begin a 7-week clerkship. Beyond the four years of instruction, John Hopkins offers residency programs for postgraduate years 3-5 and fellowship rotations, which may include acute care, cardiothoracic, critical care, pediatric, plastic, transplantation and vascular surgeries. Hospital rotations for clerkships, residency and fellowships may be assigned to any of Johns Hopkins affiliated hospitals or medical centers, such as the University of Maryland Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital and Raymond M. Curtis Hand Rehabilitation Center, among others; the location depends upon the subspecialty assigned.
- Address: 733 N. Broadway, Suite G-49, Baltimore, MD 21205
- Phone Number: (410) 955-3182
2. Columbia University in New York, NY
Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons ranks ninth on U.S. News and World Reports 2010 list of medical schools with the best internal medicine programs. Students admitted into the surgical program may have the opportunity to research and study in 25 surgical specialties, including general surgery, various transplantation specialties, pediatric surgery and specific organ fields. Students rotate amongst seven affiliated hospitals and medical centers, such as Harlem Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Dartmouth Medical Center and Bassett Healthcare, a rural health center. Students can also gain experience working at Columbia University's teaching hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital. The M.D. program covers four years of study and practice, including a 5-week clinical clerkship in surgery, with six available subspecialties; this occurs during the third year.
- Address: 630 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032
- Phone Number: (212) 305-3595
List of Good Medical Schools with Surgical Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||896||5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390||(214) 648-5617|
|Harvard University||735||210 Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck St., Boston, MA 02115||(617) 432-1550|
|University of Washington||734||Health Sciences, Seattle WA 98195||(206) 543-7212|
|University of Pennsylvania||698||Edward J. Stemmler Hall, Ste. 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104||(215) 898-8001|
|Northwestern University||695||303 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611||(312) 503-0550|
|University of Alabama-Birmingham||685||1530 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294||(205) 934-2433|
|University of California-Los Angeles||674||Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095||(310) 825-6081|
|University of Michigan||660||Medical Science I Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(313) 764-6317|
|Columbia University||624||630 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032||(212) 305-3595|
|University of California-San Francisco||600||C-200 Box 0408, San Francisco, CA 94143||(415) 476-4044|
|University of Iowa||583||1213 Medical Education Research Facility, Iowa City, IA 52242||(319) 355-8049|
|Washington University in St. Louis||578||660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110||(314) 362-6848|
|University of Pittsburgh||569||3550 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15261||(412) 648-9891|
|Emory University||517||1648 Pierce Dr. NE, Ste. 231, Atlanta, GA 30322||(404) 727-5660|
|Yale University||479||367 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510||(203) 785-2643|
|Johns Hopkins University||473||733 N. Broadway, Suite G-49, Baltimore, MD 21205||(410) 955-3182|
|Stanford University||470||251 Campus Dr., MSOB XC301, Stanford, CA 94305||(650) 723-6861|
|Vanderbilt University||451||215 Light Hall, Nashville, TN 37232||(615) 322-2145|
|Cornell University||405||445 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021||(212) 746-1067|
|Duke University||402||Durham, NC 27710||(919) 684-2985|
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