University of Michigan Health System
The University of Michigan Health System has represented the finest in clinical care, research and academic endeavors for decades. Because of this, the UMHS consistently ranks among the best health care centers in the nation in several different categories. The UMHS placed 9th this year in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. UMHS is the only hospital in Michigan to make the magazine's 2003 honor roll of the 17 "Best Hospitals."
The annual report also assesses hospitals in various medical specialties. Again this year, UMHS was recognized in nearly all the specialties, ranking in the top 15 in 12 of the categories. Four UMHS specialties were in the top 10 - cancer; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; and respiratory disorders - and three moved up in the rankings from their positions last year.
The University of Michigan is home to one of the largest health care complexes in the world. It has been the site of many groundbreaking accomplishments and technological advancements in the time since the Medical School first opened its doors in 1850. Today, the University of Michigan Health System continues to be on the cutting edge of research and patient care.
The Medical School graduates about 170 physicians annually and is consistently ranked as one of the top institutions in the nation. In 2001, the U-M Medical School received a record $203 million from the National Institutes of Health, ranking it 8th in the nation and third among public univsersities in total NIH grants. Research expenditures by Medical School scientists totaled $257,583 million in fiscal year 2002. In 2003, the UMMS ranked 8th on U.S. News & World Report's 2003 list of the best medical schools.
For more information, or to contact University of Michigan Health System, see their website at: www.med.umich.edu
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