About NYU School of Medicine
About NYU School of Medicine
At NYU School of Medicine, we have trained and fostered the innovations of thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped shape the course of medical history. Our students, faculty, and staff have contributed to groundbreaking discoveries that have improved the health of people around the world. As an integral part of NYU Langone Medical Center, we are committed to a trifold mission of medical education, scientific research, and patient care.
Our 29 academic departments include nationally and internationally recognized faculty in clinical and basic sciences. We strive to bring together the best and brightest to cultivate collaboration across disciplines, and to facilitate breakthroughs that address today’s biggest challenges in medicine.
We have a long history of excellence, beginning in 1841 when six eminent physician-scientists opened the medical college that would become NYU School of Medicine. These pioneers in medicine defined the fundamentals of what is now our mission: to serve, to teach, and to discover.
Transforming Medical and Science Education
NYU School of Medicine ranks no. 12 in the nation and no. 2 in New York on U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Medical Schools: Research.” Additionally, we have earned national attention for reimagining medical education with our innovative three-year MD degree program and our curriculum for the 21st century. As leaders in medical education reform, we believe our medical school curriculum should address the scientific, social, and economic aspects of the healthcare system.
We also believe in using the latest technology to enrich medical education, such as web-based surgical training, interactive simulation modalities, and big data analysis. Our Institute for Innovations in Medical Education focuses specifically on creating technology that can be used in medical training and directly benefit patients, and is one of the largest medical education innovation groups in the country. NYSIM—our joint venture with City University of New York—is a 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art simulation center that fosters clinical excellence and improved communication, patient safety, and quality of healthcare delivery.
Our medical students provide care to New York City’s diverse population through our affiliations with area hospitals, including the Veterans Affairs Hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the nation’s oldest public hospital. These affiliations help to broaden the scope and enhance the quality of students’ education and training. We believe it’s important to nurture future healthcare leaders, so in addition to a medical degree, we offer dual MD/master’s degrees in business administration, public administration, public health, clinical investigation, and bioethics.
We have over 1,300 residents and fellows across 156 different medical residency and fellowship training programs. These graduate medical education programs allow new physicians to specialize in dozens of areas of medicine. All our residents and fellows have access to the range of sites at which we provide care and our vast educational technology resources. Our continuing medical education courses advance the careers of practicing physicians, with over 160 live and regularly scheduled educational offerings serving nearly 60,000 learners last year.
For scientists and physician–scientists, the PhD, MD/PhD, and postdoctoral programs at our Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences provide the opportunity to pursue the highest caliber of scientific research. Our more than 300 graduate students and nearly 400 postdoctoral fellows are closely mentored by members of our faculty, and receive guidance in personalized career paths that span science, medicine, and industry.
Advancing Scientific Discovery
At NYU School of Medicine, we foster collaboration among outstanding scientists and clinical researchers. This teamwork inspires new ideas and discoveries, and helps translate scientific advances into innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
NYU Langone has long been an incubator for pioneering scientific breakthroughs, with four Nobel Laureates among our NYU School of Medicine alumni and former faculty. Our current faculty includes 5 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, 11 scientists awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, and 9 scientists honored by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) for distinction in biomedical research.
Many institutes and centers within NYU Langone are involved in or dedicated to rapidly advancing science. These include the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, the Neuroscience Institute, the Institute for Systems Genetics, and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine.
Our scientists have access to state-of-the-art technology in more than 20 scientific cores and shared resources, from analytic chemistry and bioinformatics to tissue banking and genomics.
World-Class Medical Services
At NYU Langone, our clinicians are renowned for providing outstanding care at more than 150 inpatient and outpatient locations throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties.
Supported by the wealth of translational research performed at NYU School of Medicine, we provide evidence-based clinical care for a broad range of medical conditions in specialties such as cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiac and vascular care, musculoskeletal care, pediatric services, and more.
Our hospitals have received Magnet status for excellence in nursing care. Most recently, we have also received two awards from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the nation, for delivering outstanding patient care: the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award and the 2016 Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award.