Mount Sinai Ranks in U.S. News Top 20 Medical Schools

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Excels With Top 20 Ranking from U.S. News and World Report

New York, NY
 – March 14, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine ranks 18th out of 149 accredited medical schools nationwide, according to the 2012-2013 U.S. News and World Report annual survey on "America's Best Graduate Schools." This strong ranking solidifies Mount Sinai's reputation as one of the top 20 medical schools in the United States.  The Geriatrics department continues to rank number one.

Geriatrics also continues its momentum as the No. 1 program in the nation for the second straight year. Mount Sinai's Geriatrics service also tops the list in that category within U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals in the United States listing.

The new rankings, released in the 2012-2013 edition of the US News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue, are based on statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. This information is obtained through surveys of program directors as well as academics and professionals. Criteria used in the rankings include peer assessment surveys, research activity, grade point averages, MCAT scores, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

Mount Sinai student MCAT scores are among the nation's highest and the school continues to be a national leader in NIH funding, reflecting the prolific work of our scientists. These rankings exemplify Mount Sinai's commitment to educating the next generation of preeminent physicians and scientists.
The full rankings, and a detailed description of the U.S. News & World Report's methodology are available online at

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by US News and World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, US News and World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and US News and World Report and whose hospital is on the US News and World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

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