Mount Sinai School of Medicine Ranked in the Top 20 Best Medical Schools by US News and World Report

US News & World Report ranks Mount Sinai School of Medicine 18th out of 146 medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine nationwide.

New York, NY
 – April 19, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

The 2011 US News & World Report has ranked Mount Sinai School of Medicine 18th out of 146 medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine nationwide, jumping from 32nd in 2005. Mount Sinai’s improvement in the rankings is one of the largest by any institution.

The new rankings were released April 15th in the 2011 edition of the US News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue. “This achievement is the result of our commitment to provide a top-tier education, one that gives students many opportunities to be mentored by, and to conduct research with, world-renowned scientists and physicians,” says Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

US News & World Report rankings 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 funding. Mount Sinai’s ranking in NIH funding also continues to improve as it is currently ranked in the top 20 medical schools in receipt of such funding.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. For more information, please visit www.mountsinai.org.