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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 New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and Mount Sinai South Nassau is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.

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