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School of Medicine Rankings 2019

U.S. News & World Report

March 12, 2019 - The University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 12 on the primary care rankings of medical schools and No. 30 on the research rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

Each year, U.S. News compiles listings of medical schools in these two general categories based on surveys and data reviews of accredited medical schools in the United States. The magazine then assigns rankings to schools using its own criteria to assess the information, which includes peer assessments provided by professionals at other medical schools. 

This year, the magazine considered 152 medical schools and 33 schools of osteopathic medicine. Of those 185 institutions, 120 responded and provided the data that U.S. News needed to calculate its rankings. 

On last year’s U.S. News listing, the CU School of Medicine was No. 9 for primary care and No. 32 for research. 

“The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is among the best academic medical centers in the country because of the excellent work of our faculty, staff, students, and partners,” said CU School of Medicine Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD. “We are continually striving to fulfill the needs of our students, patients, and community by investing in programs, facilities, and people that make our School even stronger.” 

The magazine also provides rankings of specific specialties based on ratings provided by medical school deans and senior faculty from surveyed schools. University of Colorado School of Medicine programs that were ranked in the top 10 among were: 

  • Family Medicine No. 7
  • Pediatrics No. 6 

The School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program ranked No. 7 on the magazine’s separate listing of Best Graduate Schools Health Specialties Programs. 

In separate rankings released in August 2018, Anschutz Medical Campus hospitals were also highly rated.

University of Colorado Health, one 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 C​olorado ranked in five pediatric specialty areas and was named 9th best children's hospital in the country:

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