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Future medical professionals interested in performing operations will focus on surgery during their studies. There are general surgeons as well as those who specialize in areas such as neurological or pediatric surgery. Here are the top medical schools for surgery.

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Rankings Overall Medical School Program Data
Rank School name Tuition Total medical school enrollment Median MCAT total score Median undergraduate GPA Acceptance rate Full-time faculty-student ratio NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)
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Harvard University 

Boston, MA

$59,800 (full-time) 715
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Johns Hopkins University 

Baltimore, MD

$51,900 (full-time) 485
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University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) 

Philadelphia, PA

$55,928 (full-time) 595
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University of California—​San Francisco 

San Francisco, CA

$34,386 (in-state, full-time); $46,631 (out-of-state, full-time) 607
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Duke University 

Durham, NC

$57,100 (full-time) 486
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University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor 

Ann Arbor, MI

$35,752 (in-state, full-time); $54,566 (out-of-state, full-time) 717
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Washington University in St. Louis 

St. Louis, MO

$63,230 (full-time) 494
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University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen) 

Los Angeles, CA

$34,116 (in-state, full-time); $46,361 (out-of-state, full-time) 727
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University of Washington 

Seattle, WA

$35,493 (in-state, full-time); $65,199 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,042
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University of Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh, PA

$53,980 (in-state, full-time); $55,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 591
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Stanford University 

Stanford, CA

$56,229 (full-time) 482