CoRHSP is an intensive academic program designed for students interested in the medical field (physician, nursing, physician's assistant, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, etc). During the program, participants divide their time between instruction, group project work, laboratories, hospital volunteer positions, educational field trips, recreational field trips, and time spent with a mentor. The program is fairly structured, however there is free time scheduled during the week and on weekends. Nearly all activities are done as a group and we are planning a fun and educational summer experience.
CoRHSP starts on the first Sunday in June and lasts for three weeks. Camp ends with a graduation ceremony on the last day of camp (a Saturday). Campers will be busy seven days a week. You must be free for the entire program duration in order to participate as a scholar or counselor. Students and staff remain at the Regis University campus on the weekends (when we are not out on field trips and adventures). Please see this year's Scholar Application for exact dates.
Students and staff will be housed for the duration of the program in a dormitory at Regis University in Denver. Classes and laboratories will be held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora with clinical experience at nearby Denver hospitals. We will also be taking a trip to a rural site (TBD) during the program. Housing will be provided.
During the program, participants will spend two days per week volunteering at local hospitals in challenging volunteer positions. Three days per week will be spent in class or the laboratory on topics such as anatomy, physiology, disease prevention and public health. There will be excursions around Denver , as well as other recreational group activities during the week and on weekends. Evenings will include small discussion groups and guest speakers. In addition, you will be traveling to a rural location (TBD) to experience health care in a rural setting.
Rural high school students entering their junior or senior year are encouraged to apply if they have an interest in medicine or health care. Please be advised that you will have to demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and provide letters of recommendation from teachers and members of your community.
All current first-year medical students at CU are eligible to apply for counselor positions. Positions filled by first-year medical students are the two co-directors and one student to coordinate each of the following: lectures, laboratories, volunteering and recreational activities. Two incoming first-year students will also be selected each year.