Top Medical Universities in The World
Let’s figure out which medical universities in 2022 are the best in the world.
Oxford, Stanford, Cambridge, and Johns Hopkins University are among the top five medical universities, followed by the Swedish Karolinska Institute, the University of California, Yale, University College London, and, at number 10, Imperial College London.
Harvard was ranked # 1 for its excellent academic reputation and good reputation among employers.
In the QS list of 650 best medical universities in the world, 50 universities were included in it for the first time this year. The largest single group is 233 medical schools in Europe, including 44 from the UK, 32 from Germany, 29 from Italy, and 17 each from France and Spain.
The table also lists 121 American medical institutions, 134 from Asia, 46 from Latin America, 27 from the Middle East, and 23 from Africa. Australia represented 26 universities, New Zealand – 3.
As for Asia, the ranking includes 34 medical schools from Japan, 28 from China, and 23 from South Korea. This year, nine of the best medical schools in India were included in the ranking, from Malaysia – eight.
On The Rise
The rankings show the effectiveness of medical training in Africa. Currently, Egypt has nine of the best medical universities in the world, including three new ones, and the University of Cape Town’s School of Medicine is ranked 87th in the world.
Iran has increased its presence in the ranking by adding two institutions – Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Tehran Shahid Beheshti University. King Abdel Aziz University in Saudi Arabia was ranked 142nd in the list of the best medical schools in the Middle East.
The QS World University Ranking is based on four criteria: academic reputation; the reputation of the institution among employers; research connections; and the so-called h-index (Hirsch index).
Points in the first category are awarded based on the results of the QS survey, which was attended by over 100,000 scientists from around the world.
More than 50,000 employers were asked to name 10 national and 30 international universities, which, in their opinion, are excellent sources of graduates.
Research links are determined by the number of references to an institution’s work in scientific articles. The Hirsch Index takes into account the number of peer-reviewed articles written by university researchers and how they are applied in their research area.
More Doctors, Please
Doctors bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health care costs. In India, more than 80% of newly qualified doctors in Kerala state left their jobs in September last year in protest of the wage cut.
Countries like the UK, which rely heavily on foreign doctors, also suffer from staff shortages due to travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Last year, a report showed that more than a third of British doctors (37%) were qualified in another country.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world will need 18 million health workers by 2030. The WHO Global Strategy for Human Resources 2030 states that the world will need nearly 2.6 million doctors and more than 9 million trained nurses and midwives.
WHO has declared 2021 the International Year of Health Workers to raise awareness and public recognition of the role of health workers in the fight against pandemics.
It is believed that the greatest impact of chronic health worker shortages is felt in middle and low-income countries, which are in any case most affected by the migration of skilled health workers to richer countries.
WHO adds that the solution lies not only in increasing the recruitment of health personnel but also in ensuring that they receive decent wages and decent working conditions. Globally, according to the WHO, between 20% and 40% of all money allocated to health care is wasted due to inefficiency and mismanagement.
The World Economic Forum Shaping the Future of Healthcare supports efforts to transform the healthcare system by moving away from the current capital-intensive hospital system to improve disease prevention and personalized patient care.