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Advantages of Working in Academics

Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare encompassing primary care as well as specialized medicine and conducting research that leads to lifesaving discoveries and innovations. Our healthcare teams have made disease control and prevention their mission, including interdisciplinary research and treatments in cancer, advanced heart failure, diabetes and obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, stroke, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease and more.

Key highlights of recent faculty efforts include

  • Three hundred clinical faculty members across the academic enterprise working with over 150 research scientists and 120 postdocs to translate new discoveries from the research bench to the patient bedside
  • Cedars-Sinai's National Institutes of Health Ranking Among Independent Hospitals: No. 9 in 2015 rankings
  • Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine approved by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges, along with a master's of science degree program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine
  • Currently conducting more than 1,000 externally funded research projects
  • Over 220 principal investigators
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) new study submissions: 496
  • IRB new study approvals: 450
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee study approvals: 86
  • Technology transfer: 85 disclosures, 21 patents awarded
  • Royalties from patents and intellectual property: $11 million
  • Extramural expenses: federal $56.5 million, nonfederal $73.6 million
  • Publications: 1,090


  • Programs: 17
  • Positions: 293 (approximately 100 applicants per position)


  • Programs: 70
  • Positions: 180 (approximately 40 applicants per position)

Medical student rotations: 842