CU School of Medicine Moves Up the RanksMar 31, 2021
Each year, U.S. News compiles listings of medical schools in primary care and research based on surveys and data reviews of accredited medical schools in the United States. It 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, 191 medical and osteopathic schools were considered and of those institutions, 129 provided the data that U.S. News needed to calculate its rankings. Among the factors considered: quality assessments by leaders at peer institutions, surveys of residency directors, total NIH research activity, median MCAT scores, and percentage of students who enter primary care residencies.
This year the University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 6 in primary care and No. 27 in research on the Best Medical School ranking by U.S. News and World Report. This marks the fourth time in the past six years that the CU School of Medicine has ranked in the top 10 for primary care; it is the first time that the school ranks in the top 30 for research.
“We are focused providing high-quality training, clinical, and research programs in medical science,” says CU School of Medicine Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD. “Our approach has led to a record number of applications for our MD class, increased research funding and philanthropic support, and inspirational and groundbreaking work by our faculty. We are proud of our faculty and staff for their dedication to excellence, which in turn inspires a new generation of outstanding health care leaders.”
Full list of CU School of Medicine rankings:
#5 in Pediatrics
#6 in Primary Care
#7 in Family Medicine
#22 in Internal Medicine
#27 in Research