The MU School of Medicine at a Glance

Total Employees: 2,098

  • Faculty: 739
  • Staff: 1,359

Total Learners: 1,097

  • Medical students: 401
  • Residents and fellows: 369 residents, 81 clinical fellows, 85 postdoctoral fellows
  • PhD and master’s degree students: 139 PhD students, 22 master’s degree students

Total Alumni: 8,200

  • Physician alumni: 7,700
  • Physician alumni in Missouri: 4,200
  • Doctoral and master’s degree graduates: 500

Pride Points

  • MU boasts some of the world’s top scientists in nanomedicine. MU is home to one of only 12 nanotechnology platform partners as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and it formed a drug development partnership with an international pharmaceutical firm in 2010. MU’s Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine is led by National Medal of Science winner and National Academy of Sciences member Fred Hawthorne, PhD, one of the world’s best chemists.
  • In partnership with MU’s medical school, MU’s Research Reactor has become the largest U.S. producer of radioisotopes for biomedical and medical applications. MU has the nation’s most powerful university reactor.
  • MU’s medical school received its largest grant ever in 2012. The $13.3 million federal award is helping MU combine advanced electronic health records technology with education for patients and providers in an effort to transform the nation’s health care system.
  • The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and MU have a $5 million grant partnership that began in 2011 to support translational research projects between biomedical engineers and clinicians. MU is one of only 15 institutions in the country selected to establish a Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Partnership Program.

National rankings

  • MU Department of Family Medicine was ranked No. 7 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2017 edition. The department has ranked in the top 10 for 23 consecutive years.
  • U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition ranked MU 54th for its primary care training program out of 170 schools.
  • The AAFP recently presented the MU School Medicine with its Top 10 Award, an award recognizing medical schools with the greatest number of graduates going into family medicine residencies.
  • In 2015, MU School of Medicine was named one of the nation’s best residency training programs for family physicians by Doximity, a California-based professional network for physicians.
  • In its 2015 list, U.S. News and World Report ranked the MU School of Medicine No. 75 in research, No. 29 in primary care, and No. 8 in family medicine. In the 2013 list, MU ranked Nos. 76, 31 and 10, respectively.
  • The MU School of Medicine jumped 15 places in the annual ranking of medical schools in terms of National Institutes of Health funding from 2005 to 2012. The MU medical school’s annual NIH grant expenditures have increased more than 40 percent since 2006.
  • The MU School of Medicine Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology ranks third in terms of research grant funding, according to the American Physiological Society, and ranks among the top 25 such departments in terms of National Institutes of Health funding.
  • In 2015, U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rated MU’s graduate program in health services management No. 38. The program rankings were based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, administrators, and faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in Health Administration.