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School of Medicine Rankings 2018

U.S. News & World Report


Aug. 20, 2018 - The University of Colorado School of Medicine has been ranked 9th nationally in primary care in U.S. News & World Report.

The publication released its annual survey in March. Each year it ranks medical schools in two broad categories – primary care and research. In the 2018 rankings, the University of Colorado School of Medicine ranked 32nd as a research institution.  

The school’s ranking in the magazine’s research category changed several years ago when its Department of Preventive Medicine was merged into the Colorado School of Public Health. As a result, some grants and functions that are used to establish the U.S. News rankings were reassigned to the school of public health and are no longer considered in ranking the School of Medicine in the research category.

The specialty of pediatrics was ranked 4th, but U.S. News has discontinued rankings in the specialty areas of family medicine, geriatrics, rural medicine, women's health, and drug and alcohol abuse. 

In separate rankings, Anschutz Medical Campus hospitals have also been highly rated.

In August 2018, University of Colorado Hospital, out of nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed, ranked in 11 adult specialties including:

  • 1: Pulmonology (along with academic affiliate National Jewish Health)
  • 6: Diabetes and endocrinology
  • 20: Orthopedics
  • 21: Kidney disorders
  • 26: Cancer
  • 27: Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • 30: Gynecology
  • 30: Neurology and neurosurgery
  • 37: Geriatrics
  • 37: Urology ​
  • 42: Cardiology and heart surgery

Children's Hospit​al Colorado ranked in five pediatric specialty areas and was ranked 9th best children's hospital in the country:

  • 4: Neonatology​
  • 7: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery 
  • 7: Pulmonology
  • 7: Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders 
  • 8: Cancer Care


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