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Colorado Springs Branch Moves Forward

Twenty-Four Students Added in First Year


(November 2013) The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the national accrediting authority for programs leading to the MD degree, in June notified the School of Medicine that it can proceed with plans to expand the size of its class by as many as 24 students beginning next year.

The number of students admitted to the School’s MD program will increase from 160 to 184 beginning summer 2014. Those 24 students will spend their first two years on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and beginning in April 2016, they will perform their clinical training through a branch of the medical school in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs branch is a cooperative effort between the School of Medicine, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the University of Colorado (UC) Health System. UCCS is providing classroom and office space and UC Health is providing $3 million a year to help pay for the program. Student tuition and philanthropy also will be necessary to support the program.