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CHOP Ranked Nation's Top Pediatrics Department for 2019

Published on April 3, 2018 in Cornerstone Blog · Last Updated 2 years 8 months ago


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With enormous pride and admiration, we are thrilled to share the news that for the sixth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania first place in pediatric medical education — a top spot shared with Harvard University this year. Once again, the high honor illustrates the excellent commitments our faculty make every day in training physicians and researchers for a future filled with breakthroughs. Congratulations to our amazing Pediatrics Department!

“This ranking recognizes the tremendous achievements of our faculty, trainees, and staff, and reflects the impressive support from the Hospital in creating an extraordinary environment for clinical and academic work,” stated Joseph St. Geme, MD, Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.

It is the 15th consecutive year that our pediatric program has received either first or second place in the nation according to the magazine’s annual survey, positioning CHOP and its Research Institute as a leading institution that prospective med students will look to when considering where to begin their training. The 2019 rankings are based on ratings by medical school deans and the senior faculty of peer schools on factors such as primary care rates, research and program quality, MCAT scores, and research activity, among other things. After CHOP and Harvard, the University of Cincinnati took third place, with the University of Colorado in fourth.

Madeline Bell, President and CEO of CHOP, echoed Dr. St. Geme’s sentiment in congratulating CHOP faculty and staff: “I am delighted that our Department of Pediatrics remains among the nation’s best, and I congratulate the faculty and staff for their sustained record of excellence.”

We couldn’t agree more!