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About NYU Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the world’s preeminent academic medical centers and one of the nation’s premier centers of excellence in health care, biomedical research, and medical education. For over 167 years, NYU physicians and researchers have made countless contributions to the practice and science of health care.
NYU Langone Medical Center embraces NYU School of Medicine and three hospitals: Tisch Hospital, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
NYU School of Medicine, founded in 1841, includes the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, devoted to translational (patient-oriented) medicine; the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, a prestigious basic research facility; the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, which offers interdisciplinary training programs in the basic medical sciences, leading to the Ph.D. degree; and the NYU Post-Graduate Medical School, offering continuing medical education courses to physicians and other biomedical health professionals.
Tisch Hospital, a 726-bed acute-care tertiary hospital, serves some 35,000 inpatients annually. The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, serves some 2,500 inpatients and 55,000 outpatients annually. NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five orthopedic/rheumatology hospitals in the world, serves some 3,600 inpatients annually. The Medical Center also includes such major programs as the NYU Cancer Institute, the NYU Child Study Center, and the Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
NYU Langone Medical Center consistently ranks among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in leading annual surveys. It has also been rated among the best hospitals in the country for the safety and quality of its care, and has earned a Magnet Award for excellence in nursing, conferred on less than 2 percent of the nation’s hospitals.
NYU School of Medicine enrolls approximately 700 students, including about 70 in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, and over 900 residents and fellows. Its total faculty numbers over 3,500, both full- and part-time. One out of five medical school applicants nationwide applies to NYU School of Medicine.
With a proud tradition of responding to urgent public health issues, the faculty and alumni of NYU School of Medicine have contributed to the control of tuberculosis, diphtheria, yellow fever, and venereal disease; the development of vaccines for hepatitis B, polio, and cancer; advances in the treatment and prevention of stroke and heart disease; the introduction of minimally invasive surgical techniques; and a range of other medical breakthroughs. NYU School of Medicine ranks 4th in the nation in the percentage of alumni who go on to become full-time faculty in U.S. medical schools, and 80 percent of its medical students participate in research.
The School of Medicine maintains affiliations with several leading area hospitals, including Bellevue Hospital Center, the nation’s oldest public hospital, which serves as its primary teaching affiliate, and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Located in the heart of New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the city’s largest employers, with a community of some 10,000 employees.