March 12, 2013 - Three CU School of Medicine specialties ranked in the top 10 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s survey of medical schools.
In the broad category of primary care, the medical school was 5th in the country, the same ranking as 2012. The school placed 22nd in the nation for its percentage of students choosing to go into primary care (47 percent).
The School of Medicine ranked No. 35 as a research institution. The school’s ranking in this category dropped a few years ago after its Department of Preventive Medicine was merged into the newly created Colorado School of Public Health. As a result of that merger, some functions and grants used to establish the rankings were reassigned to the School of Public Health.
Programs and specialties at the school were ranked:
In addition, the School of Medicine's Physician Assistant program placed 11th nationally; the Physical Therapy program ranked 34th.
“I am proud of all our programs here whether they get ranked by U.S. News or not,” said Richard Krugman, MD, dean of the CU medical school and vice chancellor of health affairs for the University of Colorado Denver.
Rankings for other schools and colleges at Anschutz Medical Campus included:
5th Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics program
13th Nurse Midwifery program
15th Nursing program
16th Nurse Practitioner Family program
- 24th Pharmacy
In separate rankings of hospitals released July 2013, affiliate institute National Jewish Health was ranked 2nd in respiratory care in conjunction with the University of Colorado Hospital.
The two Anschutz Medical Campus hospitals also were highly rated:
University of Colorado Hospital (out of nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed):
- 2nd in Pulmonology
- 23rd in Cancer Care
- 28th in Orthopaedics
- 32nd in Kidney Disorders
- 46th Neurology & Neurosurgery
U.S. News also recognized nine other high performing specialties including Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology;
Children's Hospital Colorado
Rehabilitation; Rheumatology; Urology.
is ranked in 10 specialties (out of 87 facilities surveyed):
- 5th in Pulmonology
- 5th in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- 8th in Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
- 9th in Cancer Care
- 9th in Orthopaedics
- 9th in Neonatology
- 12th in Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- 13th Urology
- 18th in Neurology and Neurosurgery
- 46th in Kidney 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 for the March 2013 medical school results were conducted last fall and sought feedback from 126 medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine.
All of the latest rankings are available on the U.S. News website.
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