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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Ranks in the Top 20 Medical Schools by US News and World Report

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences ranks in the Top 50 in this year’s "America's Best Graduate School" Rankings

  • New York
  • (March 11, 2014)

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 19 out of 153 accredited medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine nationwide, maintaining a strong position in the top 20 best medical schools in the United States. In addition, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine maintained its number 42 ranking, making it one of the nation’s top 50 Graduate Schools in the report released on March 11, 2014.

"With the recent expansion of Mount Sinai to include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, as well as The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens, we will markedly enhance our ability to be at the forefront of medical and scientific training," said Dennis Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System. "As one of the largest health systems in the nation, Mount Sinai is anchored by a single medical school, which means a greater capacity for research, the ability to care for a larger population of patients, and unrivaled clinical training opportunities for our students. Our larger clinical trial footprint will help us provide the most cutting-edge care for patients with a great range of medical conditions in the diverse communities we serve."

Mount Sinai's Geriatrics Program continued its status as the top graduate program in the nation for the fourth straight year, ranked No. 1. Mount Sinai improved in several ranking indicators, including overall and peer assessment scores. Undergraduate GPA and faculty/student ratio also improved, showcasing the talent and commitment of our students and staff.

The new rankings, released in the 2014-2015 edition of the U.S. 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 students are among the most qualified in the nation and the school continues to be a national leader in NIH funding, reflecting the prolific work of our scientists. .

The full rankings and a detailed description of the U.S. News & World Report's methodology are available here.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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