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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

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.

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