Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, as well as four separate hospitals and a growing basic research enterprise.
Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, the Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital combined for over 46,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2007. The Vanderbilt School of Medicine placed 18th among 125 medical schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools." The Medical School's reputation for outstanding research is reflected in the amount of federal and private support it receives. The School of Medicine ranks 15th overall out of 125 medical schools in the receipt of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Support for competitive research grants was almost $390 million in fiscal year 2007. The Vanderbilt School of Nursing was ranked 19th among the nation's top nursing education programs by U.S. News & World Report's 2008 survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools."
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