U.S. News & World Report Names CHOP Pediatrics #1

Great news - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been named the top pediatrics graduate program in the country! U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and Children's Hospital, along with its academic affiliate, the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, garnered the #1 spot in Pediatrics.

The Perelman School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics - which is located at CHOP - is led by Alan R. Cohen, MD, Children's Hospital's physician-in-chief. Hundreds of full-time faculty members at CHOP train future physicians and research scientists in a variety of programs every year.

U.S. News & World Report used a variety of measures to determine its rankings, including peer assessments, admissions selectivity, expert opinions, and the level of research activity. After CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Medical School and the University of Cincinnati round out the top three medical schools for pediatrics.

This latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report comes on the heels of CHOP being named the top pediatric hospital in the country by Parents magazine top pediatric hospital in the country by Parents magazine. And last year, Children's Hospital tied for first overall in U.S. News and World Report's 2012-13 rankings of the top children's hospitals in the country, while also ranking number one in six of ten specialties.

"This recognition by a journalistic organization reminds us once again of the outstanding achievements of our staff members and their continuing commitment to excellence," said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.