Best Medical Schools in Latin America

Below is the list of best universities in Latin America ranked based on their research performance in Medicine. A graph of 8.52M citations received by 507K academic papers made by 340 universities in Latin America was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Medicine

    University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  2. For Medicine

    Federal University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  3. For Medicine

    State University of Campinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  4. For Medicine

    Sao Paulo State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1976
  5. For Medicine

    Federal University of Minas Gerais logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1927
  6. For Medicine

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1934
  7. For Medicine

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    67,329
    Founded
    1920
  8. For Medicine

    University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1842
  9. For Medicine

    National Autonomous University of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    360,883
    Founded
    1551
  10. For Medicine

    University of Buenos Aires logo
    Enrollment
    262,932
    Founded
    1821
  11. For Medicine

    Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  12. For Medicine

    • #12 in Latin America
    • #1 in Jamaica
    • #500 in the World
    University of the West Indies, Mona logo
    Enrollment
    49,092
    Founded
    1948
  13. For Medicine

    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1888
  14. For Medicine

    Federal University of Pelotas logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  15. For Medicine

    Federal University of Parana logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1912
  16. For Medicine

    University of the State of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  17. For Medicine

    Federal University of Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1946
  18. For Medicine

    University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1962
  19. For Medicine

    Federal University of Santa Maria logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  20. For Medicine

    Federal University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1954
  21. For Medicine

    Fluminense Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1960
  22. For Medicine

    University of Antioquia logo
    Enrollment
    39,900
    Founded
    1803
  23. For Medicine

    National Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1936
  24. For Medicine

    Federal University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  25. For Medicine

    State University of Londrina logo
    Founded
    1970
  26. For Medicine

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1948
  27. For Medicine

    Federal University of Goias logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  28. For Medicine

    University of Health Sciences Antigua logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1982
  29. For Medicine

    Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1961
  30. For Medicine

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1958
  31. For Medicine

    National University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1867
  32. For Medicine

    Federal University of Sao Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  33. For Medicine

    Federal University of Vicosa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  34. For Medicine

    Federal University of Paraiba logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  35. For Medicine

    State University of Maringa logo
    Founded
    1970
  36. For Medicine

    National University of Cordoba logo
    Enrollment
    120,055
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1613
  37. For Medicine

    Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1933
  38. For Medicine

    University Institute of the Italian Hospital logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2000
  39. For Medicine

    Central University of Venezuela logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1721
  40. For Medicine

    National University of La Plata logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1905
  41. For Medicine

    University of the Republic logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1833
  42. For Medicine

    University of the Andes, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,808
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1949
  43. For Medicine

    University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,436
    Founded
    1940
  44. For Medicine

    Federal University of Juiz de Fora logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  45. For Medicine

    Federal University of Espirito Santo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    23,744
    Founded
    1954
  46. For Medicine

    University of Guadalajara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1792
  47. For Medicine

    Federal University of Para logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957
  48. For Medicine

    Federal University of Uberlandia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1969
  49. For Medicine

    Pontifical Javeriana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1623
  50. For Medicine

    University of the Valley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1945
  51. For Medicine

    • #51 in Latin America
    • #1 in Grenada
    • #1085 in the World
    St. George's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1976
  52. For Medicine

    Pontifical Catholic University of Parana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1959
  53. For Medicine

    University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1990
  54. For Medicine

    Federal University of Sergipe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  55. For Medicine

    National Major San Marcos University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1551
  56. For Medicine

    Metropolitan Autonomous University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1974
  57. For Medicine

    Lutheran University of Brazil logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  58. For Medicine

    Federal University of Piaui logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1973
  59. For Medicine

    Federal University of Maranhao logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1966
  60. For Medicine

    University of La Frontera logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1981
  61. For Medicine

    State University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  62. For Medicine

    Santa Catarina State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  63. For Medicine

    University of Concepcion logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1920
  64. For Medicine

    Federal University of Mato Grosso logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1970
  65. For Medicine

    Estacio de Sa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  66. For Medicine

    University of Santiago de Chile logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  67. For Medicine

    Federal University of Health Sciences, Porto Alegre logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1953
  68. For Medicine

    Southern University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  69. For Medicine

    El Rosario University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    11,450
    Founded
    1653
  70. For Medicine

    Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1859
  71. For Medicine

    University of Zulia logo
    Founded
    1891
  72. For Medicine

    National University of Rosario logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1968
  73. For Medicine

    Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  74. For Medicine

    Federal Rural University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1912
  75. For Medicine

    Federal University of Alagoas logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1961
  76. For Medicine

    Monterrey Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    92,736
    Founded
    1943
  77. For Medicine

    Autonomous University of Yucatan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1812
  78. For Medicine

    University for Development logo
    Enrollment
    16,544
    Founded
    1990
  79. For Medicine

    University of Cartagena logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  80. For Medicine

    Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  81. For Medicine

    Catholic University of Pelotas logo
    Founded
    1960
  82. For Medicine

    Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1910
  83. For Medicine

    Industrial University of Santander logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1948
  84. For Medicine

    Catholic University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1974
  85. For Medicine

    University of the Extreme South of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  86. For Medicine

    Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1941
  87. For Medicine

    University of Medical Sciences, Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1999
  88. For Medicine

    Federal University of Ouro Preto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  89. For Medicine

    Rio de Janeiro State Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  90. For Medicine

    University of Fortaleza logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1973
  91. For Medicine

    Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1958
  92. For Medicine

    State University of Ponta Grossa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  93. For Medicine

    University of Passo Fundo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  94. For Medicine

    El Bosque University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1978
  95. For Medicine

    Federal University of Campina Grande logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2002
  96. For Medicine

    State University of Paraiba logo
    Founded
    1966
  97. For Medicine

    University of Caxias do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  98. For Medicine

    University of the Rio dos Sinos Valley logo
    Enrollment
    23,988
    Founded
    1969
  99. For Medicine

    Federal University of Amazonas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1909
  100. For Medicine

    National University of Tucuman logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1914