NYU School of Medicine is pleased to announce it is #14 in the nation for research, and #2 in New York, out of 130 medical schools on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, issued today. This is the first time that the school appears in the top-15 of institutions by U.S. News, and is a significant jump from #34 in 2007.
“We appreciate this important recognition and consistently strive to achieve excellence across the board,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber dean and CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center. “Seeking to build on the School’s legacy of educational distinction, our goal is to become a national leader in medical education and reform, and as a result, many innovations in medical education at our School of Medicine have been realized. I am proud of the many faculty members and staff who have contributed their talent and expertise to NYU School of Medicine, leading us to another exciting year of growth and progress.”
U.S. News & World Report uses a range of statistical factors to evaluate a school’s faculty, students, and research enterprise. The analysis includes assessments by deans and residency directors, research funding, and the grade-point averages and MCAT scores for incoming students. A key factor in the school’s top-15 ranking was its large jump in research funding in 2014, the last full year reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Other aspects include an increase in the median MCAT score and undergraduate GPA for admitted students.
NYU School of Medicine has earned national attention in recent years for reimagining medical education to address the needs of future physicians. In fact, this year NYU School of Medicine launched a new Health Care by the Numbers curriculum, with support from the American Medical Association (AMA), that exposes medical students to clinical data across NYU Langone’s physician network of practices and charges students to think about healthcare cost and quality from a population perspective. NYU School of Medicine is also known for the importance it places on providing individualized education, such as its three-year MD and dual degree programs.
These rankings represent a growing number of accolades the Medical Center has recently received. Of note, earlier this year U.S. News & World Report named NYU Langone to its 2014-15 “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll, and designated 13 specialties to its national listings. In a rare and exciting synergy, both our School and Medical Center rank second among peers in New York. The Medical Center also again ranked number one for overall patient safety and quality according to UHC 2014 Quality and Accountability Study and received a Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission, reflecting a commitment to high quality care.
The full new rankings and data can be found on the U.S. News website.
Deborah (DJ) Haffeman