PA) – The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
is among the top three research-oriented medical schools in the
nation, according to an annual survey of graduate schools by U.S.News
& World Report. Penn is ranked #3 in the survey; and is
the only medical school in the Delaware Valley to appear in the
ranking. The complete survey will be available in the newsstand
book, Best Graduate Schools, on April 3rd.
Penn was also ranked in the top ten in four specialty programs
including Internal Medicine (#5), Drug/Alcohol Abuse (#6), Women’s
Health (#4) and Pediatrics (#2). The School of Medicine was also
ranked 16th among the top 50 medical schools for students going
into primary care.
“Penn’s ranking in the survey is representative of
the dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff. We are proud
to continue our ongoing commitment to national leadership in medical
education, patient care and research,” said Dr. Arthur
Rubenstein, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s
School of Medicine and Executive Vice President of the University
of Pennsylvania for the Health System.
The criteria to determine the top research-oriented medical schools
included quality assessment, research activity, faculty resources
and student selectivity.
According to the survey results, the top three medical schools
in rank order are: Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University
and the University of Pennsylvania.
PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News &
World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the
School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education
and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and
leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three
hospitals [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which is
consistently ranked one of the nation's few "Honor Roll"
hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center];
a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.