Mount Sinai Makes Top 25 in US News & World Report

New York, NY
 – April 1, 2008  –– 

The 2009 US News & World Report has ranked Mount Sinai School of Medicine 23rd out of 130 medical schools nationwide. Last year, Mount Sinai was ranked 27th.

There is no medical school in America that has achieved this degree of improvement in these performance metrics within a comparable period.

"This is a remarkable achievement," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Medical Center. "In just four short years, we moved from a ranking of 32nd in 2006 and 30th in 2007 to 27th in 2008 and now to 23rd. We are confident that this momentum will continue as we implement our Strategic Plan, and that soon we will be ranked well within the top 20 medical schools in the nation."

Mount Sinai’s position from 2008 to 2009 improved significantly in several ways. In 2008, Mount Sinai was tied with the University of Wisconsin and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and now the institution has surpassed them; Mount Sinai was behind the University of Colorado and now it is ahead; and Mount Sinai was behind Case Western Reserve University, the University of Virginia, and the Mayo Medical School and now it is tied. Overall, Mount Sinai gained on six medical schools and not one school from last year surpassed the institution.

As Mount Sinai’s ranking continues to improve among the nation’s medical schools, so too has its ranking in National Institutes of Health funding: from 25th in 2004 to 18th now. Mount Sinai’s research faculty continues to obtain new grants while also renewing old ones in a highly competitive environment.

"During this time period, no medical school in America has achieved this level of improvement in overall ranking and NIH funding," said Dr. Charney.

U.S. News & World Report derives its rankings based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students obtained through surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 14,000 academics and professionals. Some of the criteria used to assess the rankings included peer assessment surveys, research activity, grade point averages, MCAT scores, and NIH funding. The rankings were published in the 2009 edition of the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools, and hit newsstands on March 31.

"Our success reflects everyone’s commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research, and is the result of hard work, outstanding accomplishments, and dedication," adds Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Medical Center.

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 50,000 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.