If you’re interested in studying biomedical research – the study advancing new tools for diagnosing and treating illness, you should take a look at where federal funds for this type of research are going. It’s safe to conclude that research universities that receive large amounts of funding from the National Institutes of Health have strong track records and top researchers. Many of them will find opportunities for you to assist as an undergraduate, and these opportunities will help you decide how you want to move forward with your education, and your career.
This article recently named a few of the top fund recipients, including UC San Francisco, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan and University of Washington. (Keep in mind that UCSF is primarily a graduate research institution.)
[Links here are specific to biomedical research opportunities at each college, where they were available.]