Mount Sinai School of Medicine Neurology Residency Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Mount Sinai was ranked third in the country in the August issue of the Archives of Neurology.

 – September 16, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

According to a study published in the August issue of the Archives of Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Neurology residency program ranked third in the country by number of neurologists who continue in academic neurology. When program size is taken into account, Mount Sinai ranks first in the country by percentage of residency graduates it sends into academic medicine.

"These results attest to the love of teaching, discovery, and academic neurology that has been transmitted to Mount Sinai School of Medicine residents over the years," said Stuart Sealfon, MD, Glickenhaus Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology.  "We have a strong culture of teaching and training and look forward to continuing this great tradition."

To gain an understanding of the productivity and contribution of each of the 125 neurology programs throughout the country, the study evaluated the number of graduates who pursued careers in academic medicine. The analysis was performed by obtaining the biographical information from current faculty members of neurology training programs in the United States through an internet-based search of departmental websites. The influence of medical school and residency program experiences was found to be a significant factor in determining whether a trainee would continue on to academic medicine.

"This study provides another metric for evaluating the prestige of neurology residency training programs and highlights the need for additional measures that encourage trainees to pursue academic medicine," Dr. Sealfon said. "The research shows how important the faculty of a training program is in preparing and inspiring the next generation of academic neurologists."

The analysis was conducted by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University School of Medicine, Stanford University, and University of Miami.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report. 

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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