Mount Sinai School of Medicine Significantly Improves Its U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Over the past four years, Mount Sinai has improved in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings more than any other school in the United States, jumping from 32nd to 22nd.

New York, NY
 – April 24, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

The 2010 US News & World Report has ranked Mount Sinai School of Medicine 22nd out of 126 medical schools nationwide. In the past four years, Mount Sinai has improved in the rankings more than any other school in the United States, jumping from 32nd in 2005. The new rankings were released April 24th in the 2010 edition of the US News & World Report "America’s Best Graduate Schools" issue.

No other medical school has risen so far, so quickly as Mount Sinai, 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. "From 2006 to now, we have moved up in the rankings by 10. This is a remarkable achievement, and I have no doubt that the momentum will continue and that we will soon be ranked among the top 20 medical schools in the country. In fact, in my opinion, the quality of our students and faculty should eventually place us in the top 10."

Last year Mount Sinai was tied at 23rd with Mayo Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Virginia. This year Mount Sinai passed all three, and is tied at 22nd with Emory University in Atlanta. The top three medical schools were Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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 we’re currently ranked 18th among the nation’s top medical schools, up from 25th in 2004.

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.