NYU School of Medicine has been ranked among the top 15 medical schools for research—out of 170 medical schools nationwide—placing #12 on U.S News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Medical Schools: Research” list, published online today. Additionally, we are once again the #2 ranked medical school in New York City, behind Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and ahead of Weill Cornell Medical College and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
There are several significant features of this year’s rankings:
• NYU School of Medicine tied with Harvard for #1 in the country with a median GPA of 3.91 for matriculated first-year medical students.
• We tied with three other schools—Columbia, Vanderbilt, and the University of Chicago—for #2 in median MCAT scores, and placed just behind Washington University, which was ranked #1.
• Despite increased competition for fewer and fewer federal dollars, our research enterprise continues to thrive. NYU School of Medicine placed third in average NIH research grants per faculty member, behind only Stanford and the Mayo Clinic in the 2018 U.S. News rankings.
NYU School of Medicine has earned national attention in recent years for reimagining medical education, with an emphasis on providing individualized education. Our novel three-year MD program, multidisciplinary Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, and comprehensive programs of financial aid, are just some of the reasons we’re attracting these gifted young men and women, as is reflected in the 2018 rankings.
The School of Medicine’s success has gone hand in hand with that of our institution as a whole. These represent just some of the accolades that we’ve received recently:
• In 2016, for the first time, we placed among the top 10 hospitals nationwide on U.S. News & World Report's “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll.
• For the past four years NYU Langone has also received top rankings for overall patient safety and quality of care from Vizient, Inc., formerly the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC).
• In 2016, NYU Langone received two significant awards from Vizient: the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, and the Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award for demonstrated excellence in delivering high-quality, patient-centered outpatient care.
All these recognitions—and more—are an affirmation of the hard work and commitment of everyone at NYU Langone.