The Scientist Magazine Ranks Mount Sinai School of Medicine One of the Best Places to Work

Mount Sinai School of Medicine placed 15th overall on the magazine's 2009 ranking of the best places to work in U.S. academia, with teaching and mentoring included among the institution's strengths.

New York, NY
 – October 29, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

The Scientist magazine has ranked Mount Sinai School of Medicine 15th overall in their 2009 "Best Places to Work in Academia" survey. The survey was conducted on the Web, with over 2,350 qualified respondents from 119 institutions assessing their working environments for 38 criteria in eight different areas.  

Overall, respondents to the survey, which appears in the November 2009 issue, focused on collaboration, team building and unique funding opportunities as important work environment factors. Readers listed Mount Sinai’s strengths as being in the categories of "Peers" and "Teaching & Mentoring."

Mount Sinai has a long tradition of mentoring among physicians, researchers and students, and within the community. Seniors as Mentors, the Longitudinal Clinical Experience, Visiting Doctors and the East Harlem Health Outreach Program all have strong mentoring components, and the Institute of Medical Education is grounded in peer mentorship among medical educators. 

Mount Sinai is committed to fostering an environment where students and staff can reach their maximum potential. It’s one of the reasons why we continue to be one of the world’s foremost medical institutions, 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.  "To have our efforts recognized by the readers of The Scientist, which is widely respected in the research community, is an honor."

In this less-than-rosy economy, academic scientists valued the promise of stable growth opportunities and collaborative work environments. We're proud to give working academic scientists a chance to evaluate their institutions on the factors they think are most important, says Edyta Zielinska, Associate Editor for The Scientist.

The 2010 "Best Places to Work Survey" is open through November at www.bptw.org to all life science professionals working in academia or industry, including as postdocs.

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.