March 12, 2014 — Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. In its latest survey of U.S. medical schools, announced earlier today, the magazine awarded its top ranking in pediatrics, for the second year in a row, to the physicians and scientists who work at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
This marks the 11th consecutive year that the program has been ranked first or second in the nation. We want to congratulate the faculty and staff of the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, CHOP’s academic partner, for this impressive recognition.
U.S. News recognized the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as the nation’s best pediatrics department, followed by Harvard University in second place and the University of Cincinnati in third. The university’s Department of Pediatrics is located here at Children’s Hospital.
The 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,350 programs and more than 13,500 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2013 and early 2014. The rankings also took into account an institution’s research activity, reflected in grant awards to faculty from the National Institutes of Health.
We congratulate all who have worked so hard to sustain this impressive record of medical and academic excellence and thank them for the distinction they bring to CHOP through their efforts.