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School of Medicine earns top rankings in annual survey

U.S. News & World Report Findings


AURORA (April 15, 2010) – The University of Colorado School of Medicine once again earned high rankings nationally in the U.S. News & World Report annual survey of medical schools.
The 2010 findings show School of Medicine rankings in the broadest two categories:
• 5th in Primary Care
• 27th in Research

In the eight specialties surveyed, the School of Medicine was ranked in three:
• 9th in Pediatrics
• 9th in Family Medicine
• 22nd in Internal Medicine

Primary Care, Pediatrics and Family Medicine remained in the top 10 nationally from the 2009
medical-school survey. Research moved up two spots from 29 to 27. The school's Physician Assistant program placed 8th nationally.
The report also evaluated how well schools perform in graduating Primary Care residents. The School of Medicine, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, is in the nation's top third with 44 percent of its 2007-09 graduates entering primary care, according to U.S. News.

In separate rankings of hospitals, released last year, the two Anschutz Medical Campus hospitals also were highly rated.

University of Colorado Hospital (out of nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed):  

  • 12th Respiratory
  • 15th Kidney Disorders
  • 17th Rehabilitation
  • 19th Rheumatology
  • 30th Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
  • 41st Gynecology

    The Children's Hospital (out of 160 children’s hospitals surveyed). TCH was among the 10 children’s hospitals named to the US News Honor Roll, reserved for facilities that ranked in all 10 specialties the magazine considered. Here are specific rankings:

    • 5th Digestive Disorders
    • 5th Respiratory
    • 8th Neonatal Care
    • 8th Orthopedics
    • 10th Cancer
    • 10th Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
    • 18th Heart and Heart Surgery
    • 20th Neurology and Neurosurgery
    • 22nd Kidney Disorders
    • 28th Urology

    Affiliate hospital National Jewish Health was ranked first in Respiratory Disorders for the 12th consecutive year and 19th in Pediatrics Respiratory Disorders.

    Every year, U.S. News ranks hospitals and medical schools based on expert opinions about program quality and measures of quality of faculty, research and students. Surveys conducted last fall sought feedback from 126 medical schools and 20 schools of osteopathic medicine, and comprised 1,200 programs and 12,400 academics and professionals.
    All of the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings are available on the U.S. News Web site.
    Several other University of Colorado schools and programs performed well in the survey, including the College of Nursing Master's Program, which ranked 15th. To see how the rest of the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz campuses fared, please go to our Newsroom or see this News Release.