The US and the UK continue to dominate the list of the world’s best medical schools. The top five are Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Cambridge and Johns Hopkins universities. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warns of a shortfall of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030 if action isn’t taken.

The latest rankings of the world’s top medical schools are again dominated by the United States and the UK, with Harvard listed number one for the sixth successive year.

Oxford, Stanford, Cambridge and Johns Hopkins universities complete the top five in the QS World University Rankings, followed by Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale, University College London and, at number 10, Imperial College London.

  1. Harvard University, USA, 98.9 %
  2. University of Oxford, UK, 96.4 %
  3. Stanford University, USA, 94.8 %
  4. University of Cambridge, UK, 94.1 %
  5. Johns Hopkins University, USA, 93.2 %
  6. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 92.3 %
  7. University of California Los Angeles, USA,92.2 %
  8. Yale University, USA, 91.4 %
  9. University College London, UK, 91.3 %
  10. Imperial College London, UK, 90.8 %

Based on the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Harvard owes its top spot to perfect academic and employer reputation scores, with an overall total of 98.9 %.

The listings include 652 of the world’s top medical schools, with 50 institutions joining for the first time this year. The biggest single group are the 233 med schools to be found in Europe, including 44 from the UK, 32 from Germany, 29 from Italy, and 17 each from France and Spain.

Here you can find the other 642.