Pritzker School of Medicine

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The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago Modern Etched Seal 1.svg
Established 1927
Type Academic unit of the University of Chicago
Dean Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD
Postgraduates 419
Location Chicago, IL, USA
Campus Urban
One of the many buildings that house offices of the Pritzker school. Although constructed after the main quadrangles, the Pritzker buildings adhere to Gothic architectural norms

The Pritzker School of Medicine is the M.D. granting unit of the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago. It is one of the most selective medical schools in the United States and currently ranked #11 by US News and World Report. In the 2012-2013 cycle, 5670 people applied and 604 interviewed for 88 spots in the class.

It is located on the University's main campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, and matriculated its first class in 1927. Its namesake stems from that of the Pritzker family of Chicago (founders of the Hyatt hotel group), whose philanthropy towards the University at large caused the School to be renamed in their honor in 1968.[1] Ranked 11th among research universities for medical education by US News & World Report,[2] the school is also noted for its strength by the same publication in AIDS research, women’s health and primary care.[3] Notably, 20% of Pritzker students are involved in a combined degree program with another division on campus, such as the School of Social Service Administration or the Booth School of Business.[4] The school's primary teaching hospital is the University of Chicago Medical Center. Eleven individuals affiliated with Pritzker have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in the field of ‘Physiology or Medicine'.[5]

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In July 2008, Pritzker entered into a teaching affiliation with NorthShore University HealthSystem[6]


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