(April 2021) The University of Colorado School of Medicine was ranked No. 6 in the country on the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Medical Schools: Primary Care. On the separate list of Best Medical Schools: Research, the School of Medicine ranked No. 27. The lists were released in March.
In the previous year’s rankings, the School of Medicine was No. 9 on the primary care list and No. 31 on the research list. The rankings released this year are the highest placement the school has achieved on either list in the past six years.
Each year, U.S. News contacts 191 accredited medical and osteopathic schools to collect specific data related to faculty resources and academic achievement of entering students. U.S. News also conducts peer assessment surveys by medical school leaders and residency directors.
Three specialty areas were also ranked: Pediatrics was ranked No. 5, Family Medicine was ranked No. 7, and Internal Medicine was ranked No. 22.