Top Schools from Previous Years

Each year, the American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes a select number of medical schools for making strong contributions to the family medicine workforce. Top schools from years past can be found below. From 2007 to 2015, allopathic institutions that made the annual top schools list were presented with a Top Ten award. Starting in 2016, the contributions of both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools are acknowledged in this archive.

All percentages are based on a three-year rolling average of medical students matriculating to family medicine residencies. For example, the 2017 results were based on family medicine matriculation rates for students who graduated in 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

2017 Top Allopathic Schools

Allopathic Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Allopathic Medical School: University of New Mexico
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.7%
Allopathic Medical School: East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.6%
Allopathic Medical School: University of Minnesota
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.9%
Allopathic Medical School: University of Kansas
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.9%
Allopathic Medical School: University of South Carolina, GreenvillePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.4%
Allopathic Medical School: University of ArkansasPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.1%
Allopathic Medical School: University of South Dakota
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.8%
Allopathic Medical School: Texas Tech University, LubbockPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.7%
Allopathic Medical School: University of Nevada
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.7%
Allopathic Medical School: Oregon Health & Sciences University
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.0%
Allopathic Medical School: University of North Dakota
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.4%
Allopathic Medical School: University of Washington
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Allopathic Medical School: University of OklahomaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.2%
Allopathic Medical School: Uniformed Services University
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.7%
Allopathic Medical School: Michigan State University
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.2%
Allopathic Medical School: Florida State University
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.2%
Allopathic Medical School: Loma Linda University
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 14.9%
Allopathic Medical School: University of Iowa
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 14.9%
Allopathic Medical School: University of NebraskaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 13.9%
Allopathic Medical School: Meharry Medical CollegePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 13.8%

2017 Top Osteopathic Schools

Osteopathic Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Osteopathic Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 28.0%
Osteopathic Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, PomonaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 23.4%
Osteopathic Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers GrovePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 23.1%
Osteopathic Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, VallejoPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 23.0%
Osteopathic Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort WorthPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 21.7%
Osteopathic Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine, YakimaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 21.6%
Osteopathic Medical School: A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in ArizonaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.7%
Osteopathic Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, HattiesburgPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.2%
Osteopathic Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, EriePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.6%
Osteopathic Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East LansingPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.2%
Osteopathic Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, ParkerPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.6%
Osteopathic Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, PikevillePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.9%
Osteopathic Medical School: A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.5%
Osteopathic Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.2%
Osteopathic Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PhiladelphiaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.0%
Osteopathic Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 14.6%
Osteopathic Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, LebanonPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 14.5%
Osteopathic Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 14.1%
Osteopathic Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia CampusPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 13.8%
Osteopathic Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, BiddefordPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 13.5%

2016 Top Allopathic Schools

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of MinnesotaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.0%
Medical School: University of Kansas
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.8%
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.4%
Medical School: East Carolina University
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.7%
Medical School: University of WashingtonPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.6%
Medical School: Loma Linda UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.5%
Medical School: University of ArkansasPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Medical School: University of NebraskaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.1%
Medical School: University of OklahomaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.0%
Medical School: Oregon Health & Sciences UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%

2016 Top Osteopathic Schools

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 31%
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 26%
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the PacificPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 25%
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 24%
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CaliforniaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 24%
Medical School: A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in ArizonaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 23%
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas, College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 21%
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 21%
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19%
Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18%

2015 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.8%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.7%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.8%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.5%
Medical School: University of Washington School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.6%
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.9%
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.2%
Medical School: University of Missouri School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16%
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.9%
Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%

2014 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 23.3%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.2%
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19%
Medical School: University of Missouri School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.8%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.6%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18%
Medical School: University of Washington School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.6%
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.7%
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.5%
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.9%

2013 Top Ten Awards

Note: To accommodate the changing nature of the medical school environment with the introduction of more geographically separated medical school campuses, the AAFP named 12 recipients of the 2013 Top Ten Awards.

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.9%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.8%
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.5%
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.1%
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.5%
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.3%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.3%
Medical School: University of Arizona College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.2%
Medical School: University of Washington School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.2%
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.1%
Medical School: University of California-Davis School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%
Medical School: University of Missouri School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.4%

2012 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.9%
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.4%
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.1%
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.2%
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.8%
Medical School: The University of New Mexico School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.2%
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.9%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.4%
Medical School: University of Washington School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.3%
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South DakotaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.2%

2011 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.6%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.9%
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.1%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.6%
Medical School: Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.3%
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South DakotaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15%

2010 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.4%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.2%
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South DakotaPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.9%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.6%
Medical School: West Virginia University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.5%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.2%
Medical School: University of Nevada School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%
Medical School: James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.5%
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 14.6%

2009 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 20.3%
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.1%
Medical School: West Virginia University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.8%
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.8%
Medical School: Florida State University College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.8%
Medical School: James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.7%
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.4%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.3%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.8%

2008 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 21%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 19.1%
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.7%
Medical School: Florida State University College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.9%
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.8%
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.1%
Medical School: Morehouse School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.8%
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.5%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.1%
Medical School: West Virginia University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.5%

2007 Top Ten Awards

Medical SchoolPercentage of
Graduates Entering
Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Kansas School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 21.7%
Medical School: University of Missouri School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 18.2%
Medical School: University of Arkansas College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.9%
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Percentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.4%
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 17.2%
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.8%
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.5%
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityPercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 16.4%
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.7%
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of MedicinePercentage of Graduates Entering Family Medicine: 15.6%