NYU School of Medicine is #11 in the Nation and #2 in New York on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Graduate Schools" Rankings for Research

Mar 16, 2016, 08:37 ET from NYU Langone Medical Center

NEW YORK, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU School of Medicine is pleased to announce it is #11 in the nation for research, and #2 in New York, out of 140 medical schools on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, issued today.

"Our continued rise on the U.S. News rankings over the past decade represents one of the fastest increases in the history of the survey, reflecting the hard work and dedication of each and every member of our committed faculty and staff," said Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center.

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, acceptance rates, and the median grade-point average (GPA) and MCAT scores for incoming students. Key factors in this year's increased ranking were improvements in the peer assessment score, median GPA of the first-year medical student class, the acceptance rate of the incoming class, and an increase in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NYU School of Medicine has earned national attention in recent years for reimagining medical education to address the needs of future physicians, with an emphasis on providing individualized education, such as its three-year MD and dual degree programs.

These rankings also represent a growing number of accolades the Medical Center has recently received. Of note, last year U.S. News & World Report named NYU Langone to its 2015–16 "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll, and designated 12 specialties to its national listings. The Medical Center was again ranked # 1 for overall patient safety and quality according to the UHC 2015 Quality and Accountability Study, and it also received a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, reflecting a commitment to high quality care. Most recently, NYU Langone placed #7 on the list of the top 15 major teaching hospitals on Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Hospitals annual survey. No New York City hospital has made the Top 100 before, and it is the first time in 15 years that a New York State hospital is represented on the list.                                                                

The full rankings and data can be found on the U.S. News website.

About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of five hospitals—Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center's dedicated inpatient orthopaedic hospital; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-service, 450-bed teaching hospital located in Brooklyn, and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the Medical Center. Also part of NYU Langone is NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history, and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center. The Medical Center's trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. For more information, go to www.NYULangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+.

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