U.S. News & World Report Once Again Ranks University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics as No. 5 in the U.S.
Children’s Hospital Colorado provides nationally-ranked clinical care, research and education to future pediatric experts
U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. In the category of medical schools, The University of Colorado School of Medicine, which is closely affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado), ranked among the top five in the nation in four specialties, including No. 5 in Pediatrics, Primary Care, and Nurse Practitioner: Pediatrics and No. 3 in Family Medicine.
“We are very proud of the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of Department of Pediatrics placing us fifth in the country. This ranking demonstrates increasing awareness of our outstanding clinical and academic pediatric programs at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Colorado,” said Stephen R. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman, Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief, Children’s Colorado. “I am particularly proud of how hard our faculty members are working to provide the best clinical care to children, to develop the best new therapies through research and to train the future leaders in pediatrics.”
Rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of the school's faculty, research and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and nearly 15,000 academics and professionals. The magazine tries to provide a tool to students and parents who are comparing graduate programs at accredited public and private universities in the U.S.
“We congratulate the School of Medicine and feel privileged to count such a distinguished Pediatrics program as part of our own,” said Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Children's Colorado. “We are honored to welcome students from the School of Medicine into our hospital. Our faculty and staff support these students in their quest to become top-notch caregivers, and we look forward to what they will contribute to the ever-changing field of pediatric medicine.”