October 2023

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is No. 8 for primary care and No. 26 for research, according to the latest Best Medical School rankings released in May by U.S. News & World Report. This is the sixth time in the past eight years that the CU School of Medicine has ranked in the top 10 for primary care.

U.S. News compiles listings of medical schools in two categories — primary care and research — based on surveys and data reviews of accredited medical schools in the United States. Using the survey responses and data, the magazine then assigns rankings. 

The magazine also provides rankings of specific specialties based on ratings provided by medical school deans and senior faculty from surveyed schools. This year, family medicine ranked No. 7 and pediatrics ranked No. 8. The CU School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is also ranked No. 8.

“The School of Medicine is focused on providing excellent training, research, and clinical care, and we will continue to focus our efforts on meeting the needs of our students, communities, and patients and their families,” says Dean John J. Reilly Jr., MD. “Our faculty and staff have a commitment to service that is a source of strength for our state and for the University of Colorado.”

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