Top 10 International Medical Programs For Medical Students

Written by Pliro
Nov 21, 2016 Last updated: Feb 7, 2017

Choosing between different International medical programs can be a daunting task. We have compiled a list to help you with the process. Determination and dedication are two important contributing factors that make a good doctor. Graduating at the a top medical school will give you a head start in terms of employment prospects. With hundreds of medical schools to choose from, you might not be sure which university is the one for you.

Below are 10 of the most prestigious medical schools which are offering accredited International medical programs, from the latest 2016 QS University Rankings, which currently features 400 of the world’s top medical schools. The ranking is compiled based on their criteria of certain aspects. These include research, teaching, employ-ability, facilities, innovation and access.

Harvard University : United States of America

Overall Score : 99.4
Harvard is one of America’s oldest higher education institutions. The university has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 18,000 degree candidates. An average of 16% of undergraduates and 84% of postgraduates are international students in their medicine school.

University of Oxford : United Kingdom

Overall Score : 95.8
As an internationally renowned center for teaching and research, the University of Oxford attracts students and scholars from across the globe. About 28% of medicine undergraduates are from overseas representing more than 130 nationalities.

University of Cambridge : United Kingdom

Overall Score : 95.5
The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and largest universities in the world. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. The University of Cambridge’s faculty of medicine accepts 19,000 students approximately, with 7,000 being international students.

Stanford University : United States of America

Overall Score : 93.4
Recognized as one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford has one of the most renowned faculties in the nation. The university’s extraordinary students – men and women of all races, ethnicities and ages – are distinguished by their love of learning and desire to contribute to the greater community. About a third of Stanford’s graduate students hail from outside the US.

John Hopkins University : United States of America

Overall Score : 93.3
Johns Hopkins is organized with campuses in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and international centers in Italy, China, and Singapore. Their medical and nursing schools are located on the Medical Institutions campus in East Baltimore, USA and teaches 3,380 international students.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) : United States of America

Overall Score : 91.3
The University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine is an accredited medical school is located in USA. The School was renamed in 2001 in honor of media mogul David Geffen who donated $200 million in unrestricted funds and has over 6,000 international medicine students, both undergraduates and postgraduates.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) : United States of America

Overall Score : 91.1
In recent years, UCSF has been in the forefront of the development of modern American biomedicine and medical education. The focus on Scientific and bio-engineering advances, Nobel prizes, the biotechnology industry, health policy research, and the AIDS epidemic have been high on the agenda at UCSF.

Yale University : United States of America

Overall Score : 90.5
As Yale University enters its fourth century, it’s goal is to become a truly global university, educating leaders and advancing the frontiers of knowledge not simply in the United States, but for the entire world. The university has drawn students from outside the US who make upto 20% of their medical students.

University College London (UCL) : United Kingdom

Overall Score : 90.1
UCL is one of the world’s top multidisciplinary universities, with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. UCL has had 29 Nobel laureates so far, with at least one every decade since 1901. Their medical school is highly accommodating for international students, who make up over half of their student population.

Karolinska Institutet : Sweden

Overall Score : 89.9
Karolinska Institutet is a university dedicated solely to the medical and health sciences. Since 1901, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Students have the opportunity to learn from Nobel laureates by attending on-campus lectures or seminars which are held on a regular basis, with international students making over a quarter of the total student count.

All of these universities offer world-renowned International medical programs. These programs are designed to take your career to the next step. Every parent dreams that their child is elevated into the successes of this world. That includes doing what they do best and following their dreams. For many Pakistani children that means becoming an engineer, an artist or a doctor. Medical Education is considered the mother of education in Pakistan. There happens to be an approximate total of 86 medical institutes and universities. Good teaching standards prepare students for upcoming challenges in their future careers. So make your call today.