How Many Medical Schools Are in the United States? (2023 MD and DO Lists)


How many medical schools are in the United States? There are currently 155 allopathic (MD) medical schools and 38 osteopathic (DO) medical schools in the US. That’s certainly a lot to choose from, no matter which medical path you choose.

In this post, we’ll share a clear chart of every medical school available to you organized by state. We’ll separate the two charts based on allopathic applications through AMCAS, allopathic applications through TMDSAS, and osteopathic applications through AACOMAS. We’ll also share tips for how to narrow down your school list so that you choose the ideal schools for you.

How Many Medical Schools Are in the United States?

Allopathic (MD) Medical Schools

There are 155 MD medical schools that premeds have to choose from in the United States. Most of these medical schools can be applied to through AMCAS, the centralized medical school application system, with the exception of a handful of Texas medical schools that utilize TMDSAS (The Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service.) The following list is alphabetical by state.

University of Alabama School of MedicineAMCASAlabama
University of South Alabama College of MedicineAMCASAlabama
University of Arizona College of Medicine – TucsonAMCASArizona
The University of Arizona College of Medicine PhoenixAMCASArizona
UAMS College of MedicineAMCASArkansas
California Northstate University College of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
California University of Science and MedicineAMCASCalifornia
Kaiser Permanente School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern CaliforniaAMCASCalifornia
Loma Linda University School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
Stanford University School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
University of California, Davis School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
University of California, Irvine School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAAMCASCalifornia
University of California, Riverside School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
University of California, San Diego School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
UCSF School of MedicineAMCASCalifornia
University of Colorado School of MedicineAMCASColorado
Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine at Quinnipiac UniversityAMCASConnecticut
University of Connecticut School of MedicineAMCASConnecticut
Yale School of MedicineAMCASConnecticut
George Washington University Medical SchoolAMCASDistrict of Columbia (D.C.)
Georgetown University School of MedicineAMCASDistrict of Columbia (D.C.)
Howard University College of MedicineAMCASDistrict of Columbia (D.C.)
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineAMCASFlorida
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineAMCASFlorida
Florida State University College of MedicineAMCASFlorida
Nova Southeastern University Dr Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic MedicineAMCASFlorida
University of Central Florida College of MedicineAMCASFlorida
University of Florida College of MedicineAMCASFlorida
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineAMCASFlorida
University of South Florida College of MedicineAMCASFlorida
Emory University School of MedicineAMCASGeorgia
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta UniversityAMCASGeorgia
Mercer University School of MedicineAMCASGeorgia
Morehouse School of MedicineAMCASGeorgia
University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of MedicineAMCASHawaii
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Carle Illinois College of MedicineAMCASIllinois
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineAMCASIllinois
Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineAMCASIllinois
Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceAMCASIllinois
Rush Medical CollegeAMCASIllinois
Southern Illinois University School of MedicineAMCASIllinois
University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineAMCASIllinois
University of Illinois College of MedicineAMCASIllinois
Indiana University School of MedicineAMCASIndiana
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineAMCASIowa
University of Kansas School of MedicineAMCASKansas
University of Kentucky College of MedicineAMCASKentucky
University of Louisville School of MedicineAMCASKentucky
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New OrleansAMCASLouisiana
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in ShreveportAMCASLouisiana
Tulane University School of MedicineAMCASLouisiana
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineAMCASMaryland
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of MedicineAMCASMaryland
University of Maryland School of MedicineAMCASMaryland
Boston University School of MedicineAMCASMassachusetts
Harvard Medical SchoolAMCASMassachusetts
Tufts University School of MedicineAMCASMassachusetts
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolAMCASMassachusetts
Central Michigan University College of MedicineAMCASMichigan
Michigan State University College of Human MedicineAMCASMichigan
University of Michigan Medical SchoolAMCASMichigan
Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineAMCASMichigan
Wayne State University School of MedicineAMCASMichigan
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of MedicineAMCASMichigan
Mayo Clinic College of MedicineAMCASMinnesota
University of Minnesota Medical SchoolAMCASMinnesota
University of Mississippi School of MedicineAMCASMississippi
Saint Louis University School of MedicineAMCASMissouri
University of Missouri-Columbia School of MedicineAMCASMissouri
University of Missouri–Kansas City School of MedicineAMCASMissouri
Washington University School of MedicineAMCASMissouri
Creighton University School of MedicineAMCASNebraska
University of Nebraska College of MedicineAMCASNebraska
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of MedicineAMCASNevada
University of Nevada, Reno School of MedicineAMCASNevada
Dartmouth College Geisel School of MedicineAMCASNew Hampshire
Cooper Medical School of Rowan UniversityAMCASNew Jersey
Hackensack Meridian School of MedicineAMCASNew Jersey
Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolAMCASNew Jersey
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolAMCASNew Jersey
University of New Mexico School of MedicineAMCASNew Mexico
Albany Medical CollegeAMCASNew York
Albert Einstein College of MedicineAMCASNew York
Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsAMCASNew York
CUNY School of MedicineAMCASNew York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiAMCASNew York
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellAMCASNew York
New York Medical CollegeAMCASNew York
New York University School of MedicineAMCASNew York
New York University Long Island School of MedicineAMCASNew York
Stony Brook University School of MedicineAMCASNew York
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of MedicineAMCASNew York
State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityAMCASNew York
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at BuffaloAMCASNew York
University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryAMCASNew York
Weill Cornell Medical CollegeAMCASNew York
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityAMCASNorth Carolina
Duke University School of MedicineAMCASNorth Carolina
University of North Carolina School of MedicineAMCASNorth Carolina
Wake Forest School of MedicineAMCASNorth Carolina
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesAMCASNorth Dakota
Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State UniversityAMCASOhio
Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineAMCASOhio
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of MedicineAMCASOhio
The Ohio State University College of MedicineAMCASOhio
University of Cincinnati College of MedicineAMCASOhio
University of Toledo College of MedicineAMCASOhio
University of Oklahoma College of MedicineAMCASOklahoma
Oregon Health & Science University School of MedicineAMCASOregon
Geisinger Commonwealth School of MedicineAMCASPennsylvania
Drexel University College of MedicineAMCASPennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineAMCASPennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaAMCASPennsylvania
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson UniversityAMCASPennsylvania
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple UniversityAMCASPennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineAMCASPennsylvania
Universidad Central del Caribe School of MedicineAMCASPuerto Rico
Ponce School of MedicineAMCASPuerto Rico
San Juan Bautista School of MedicineAMCASPuerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico School of MedicineAMCASPuerto Rico
Alpert Medical School at Brown UniversityAMCASRhode Island
Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineAMCASSouth Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Medicine ColumbiaAMCASSouth Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Medicine GreenvilleAMCASSouth Carolina
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South DakotaAMCASSouth Dakota
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of MedicineAMCASTennessee
Meharry Medical College School of MedicineAMCASTennessee
University of Tennessee College of MedicineAMCASTennessee
Vanderbilt University School of MedicineAMCASTennessee
Baylor College of MedicineTMDSASTexas
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of MedicineTMDSASTexas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of MedicineTMDSASTexas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of MedicineTMDSASTexas
University of Houston College of MedicineTMDSASTexas
University of Texas Medical Branch School of MedicineTMDSASTexas
UT Health John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical SchoolTMDSASTexas
UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of MedicineTMDSASTexas
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of MedicineTMDSASTexas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at DallasTMDSASTexas
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at AustinTMDSASTexas
TCU and UNTHSC School of MedicineAMCASTexas
University of Utah School of MedicineAMCASUtah
University of Vermont College of MedicineAMCASVermont
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolAMCASVirginia
University of Virginia School of MedicineAMCASVirginia
VCU School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Health Sciences DivisionAMCASVirginia
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research InstituteAMCASVirginia
University of Washington School of MedicineAMCASWashington
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of MedicineAMCASWashington
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall UniversityAMCASWest Virginia
West Virginia University School of MedicineAMCASWest Virginia
Medical College of WisconsinAMCASWisconsin
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthAMCASWisconsin


Osteopathic (DO) Medical Schools

There are 38 osteopathic (DO) medical schools in the United States. The majority of these medical schools must be applied to through AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service), with the exception of a few TMDSAS application schools. The following list is alphabetical by state.

Alabama College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASAlabama
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern UniversityAACOMASArizona
Arkansas College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASArkansas
California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASCalifornia
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-NorthwestAACOMASCalifornia
Touro University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASCalifornia
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASColorado
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASFlorida
PCOM South GeorgiaAACOMASGeorgia
Idaho College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASIdaho
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern UniversityAACOMASIllinois
Marian University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASIndiana
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASIowa
Kansas City University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASKansas
University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASKentucky
University of New England College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASMaine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASMichigan
William Carey University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASMississippi
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASMissouri
Rowan University School of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASNew Jersey
Burrell College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASNew Mexico
Touro College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASNew York
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASNew York
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASNorth Carolina
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASOhio
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASOklahoma
Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific NorthwestAACOMASOregon
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASPennsylvania
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASPhiladelphia
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASTennessee
Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic MedicineTMDSASTexas
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASTexas
University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic MedicineTMDSASTexas
Noorda College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASUtah
Liberty University College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASVirginia
Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASVirginia
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASWashington
West Virginia School of Osteopathic MedicineAACOMASWest Virginia


How to Choose Which Medical Schools to Apply to


Centralized application services make it easy to submit your application to multiple schools at one time. For the majority of schools you may want to apply to, you’ll use AMCAS, the American Medical College Application Service. It doesn’t matter how many different AMCAS schools you intend to apply to; you only need to submit one set of application materials to AMCAS.

AACOMAS is the centralized online application service for the US colleges of osteopathic medicine. It’s the primary application method for students who want to pursue osteopathy.

TMDSAS is the primary application service for most medical schools located in Texas, including dental and veterinary schools.

The applications for each are very similar, but they do have key differences. For example, for the AACOMAS letters of recommendation, you need to go beyond illustrating why you want to become a doctor to specifically explain why you want to become an osteopathic doctor.

Carefully consider whether or not you want to apply to schools across multiple application systems. The state of Texas only accepts a maximum of 10% of medical students from out-of-state, so you’ll want to think long and hard about whether or not you take the time to apply to these competitive schools if you are not from or don’t currently reside in Texas.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Your School List

Choosing which schools you want to apply to is a big decision to make, and there are many factors that come into play. These factors go well beyond school rank and prestige. It’s vital to your future success that you ensure you choose schools that will provide you with the medical education you desire while also suiting your personality, values, and career goals.

It’s all about fit. How will you fit within the medical school community? How will you fit with the curriculum styles? And how will you fit within the campus and greater city area?

We have a complete guide on how to choose which medical schools to apply to that we recommend you save and read while narrowing down your choices. Ideally, you’re looking for about 20 schools, but that list may increase or decrease depending on your situation.

Learn more in our comprehensive guide: How Many Medical Schools Should I Apply to?

Here are a few factors to keep in mind, but please do check out our full guide linked above.

  • What do the cold, hard numbers say? Do you have the MCAT score and GPA required to be considered? Utilize the MSAR to determine which schools you can apply to based on past matriculant data.
  • What are the school’s values? Do they align with your own?
  • What’s the city like where the medical school is located? Is it a place you could see yourself living for at least four years?
  • What is the cost of living in that city? How much does it cost to rent an apartment? How much is transportation? Can you take public transportation, or will you need to buy a car? How much are groceries, restaurants, and other activities in comparison to what you are used to?
  • What are the students and faculty like? Could you see yourself working with these people? Could you see yourself making lifelong friends in the school’s community?
  • What is the school’s curriculum like? How do they grade students? Do they grade students? What’s the school’s philosophy of teaching?
  • What opportunities would be available to you at that specific program? What research opportunities are available? What specializations are prioritized?
  • What financial aid opportunities are available at the programs you are considering?

Decision Making

Decisions of any kind can be tough, but in this case, you’re not just choosing what toppings you want on your pizza. The schools you apply to, and the school you ultimately choose to attend medical school at, will have a profound effect on your life for the next four years, as well as the trajectory of your medical career.

That thought can be a lot for premeds to handle, and for some, the idea of making a life-altering decision like this can be debilitating. If you’re struggling to make a decision about which schools to apply to or make a decision about any aspect of your life, we always recommend beginning with thorough research. Research will help you navigate the decision making process and help you make informed decisions about your future.

When it comes to school decisions, go well beyond simple school website searches. Utilize MSAR to get a better idea of the grades and scores you’ll need to achieve. Browse online message boards, ask questions, and reach out to real students to learn about their experiences and opinions of the program.

If you can, spend some time exploring the campuses of the schools you’re considering applying to. This will give you a feel for what it will be like to attend the school and provide you with an opportunity to interact with students and the community. What is the vibe like on campus? Do you feel comfortable? What’s transportation like? How do you feel about the city the school’s located in? Are there activities for you to enjoy outside of your studies?

Learn more about making effective decisions in our guide: How to Make Tough Decisions — 7 Strategies for Better Decision Making.


Choose the Ideal Path for You

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