(PHILADELPHIA) – 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
is ranked #3 in the prestigious survey, with Harvard
University and Johns
Hopkins University ranked first and second, respectively.
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
Medicine (#4), Drug/Alcohol
Abuse (#6), Women’s
Health (#3) and Pediatrics (#1). 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
The criteria to determine the top research-oriented medical schools
included quality assessment, research activity, faculty resources
and student selectivity.
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,
all of which have received numerous national patient-care honors [Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania; 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.