They were behind top-ranked Harvard University. But they beat out Stanford University and the University of California-San Francisco.
The University of Marylandwas tied for 37th with Oregon Health and Science University, moving up one slot from 38th.
There were 126 accredited medical schools and 23 accredited osteopathic medicine schools included in the rankings. Eight indicators were used for medical schools with a research model (above) including student admissions statistics such as grade point average and test scores, the faculty-to-student ratio and research.
Another ranking for primary care adds a measure on the proportion of graduates entering primary care. Hopkins was ranked 21st in that category and Maryland was ranked 71st.
Hopkins also was ranked in specialty areas: 3rd in AIDS; 2nd in drug and alcohol abuse; 2nd in geriatrics; 2nd in internal medicine; 4th in pediatrics; and 3rd in women's health.
There are 455 full-time students enrolled in Hopkins medical school and tuition costs $42,600 a year.
The Maryland school of medicine has 651 full-time students and tuition costs $26,617 for those in-state and $48,927 for those out-of-state.