Faculty and staff of the University of Colorado and Kaiser Permanente Colorado welcome to the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program family. Thank you for your interest to serve as a preceptor for the Undergraduate Pre-health Program (UPP). It is essential to develop and mentor college students that will be a part of a talented, capable, and diverse group of future health care professionals.
One of the primary goals of UPP is to increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals within health care professions for the purpose of reducing health disparities among underserved communities in Colorado. It is preferred that students get as much exposure as possible to the functions and structure of your practice. Our students should be held accountable for learning at least two proficiencies, and given responsibility for at least one project for completion over the summer. From their first summer experience to their last, students will have received progressive responsibilities and skills they will continue to develop once they enter their respective professional and/or graduate programs.
Program History and Information:
135 undergraduates have completed UPP since the program began in 2006. To date, 100 percent of UPP participants have completed their undergraduate studies of this, 100 percent that applied to graduate and professional programs matriculated. We are thrilled to have 37 phenomenal undergraduate students representing institutions from across Colorado. The selection process is never easy for UPP but the 2011-2012 cohort is one of the most talent and diverse. Participants have an average cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.77 representing the most academically competitive cohort since the inception of the program.
A great component of UPP at the Anschutz Medical Campus is our relationship with Kaiser Permanente. We have developed a mutually beneficial partnership that helps both organizations reach the shared goal of developing competent health care professionals for the state of Colorado. We offer educational training over the summer to focus on health disparities that disproportionately affect numerous communities. UPP students also attend various workshops and Saturday Academies throughout the school year.
If you are interested in becoming a preceptor/mentor of UPP or for further questions please contact Medhat Ahmed.