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School of Medicine Rankings 2018

U.S. News & World Report


March 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 today. Each year it ranks medical schools in two broad categories – primary care and research. In this year’s 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 2017, University of Colorado Hospital was named the 15th best hospital in the country, five spots up from last year's 20th place ranking. UCH once again gained inclusion to the national Honor Roll.​ Nationally, (out of nearly 5,000 hospitals surveyed) UCH ranked in 11 adult specialties including:

  • 1: Pulmonology
  • 6: Diabetes and endocrinology
  • 11: Kidney disorders
  • 16: Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • 18: Orthopedics
  • 28: Neurology and neurosurgery
  • 29: Cancer
  • 32: Geriatrics
  • 32: Cardiology and heart surgery
  • 38: Urology 
  • 43: Gynecology

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

Affiliate institute National Jewish Health was ranked 1st in respiratory care with UCH.

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