Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, and an interest in the Health care Professions. We encourage students from underrepresented groups or categories (first generation college attendee, low-income, or ethnic minorities such as Black or African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander or Asian) to apply.
Applicants must have completed at least one year of college by June 2014 (30 or more credits).
Applicants must hold a sophomore or junior status and must be enrolled as a fulltime student for the duration of the program (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).
Applicants must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
Applicants must be attending a higher education institution in Colorado.
All applicants who apply to the UPP Program and passed our initial evaluation process are invited to complete a personal interview. Interviews are required if the applicant wishes for further consideration and admission the UPP Program.
Financial compensation maybe provided for both the Kaiser Permanente Track and the Anschutz Medical Campus Track. Additionally, the program offers scholarships for chosen exam reviews (i.e., MCAT, PCAT, DAT, GRE) based on commitment, academics and overall preparedness for graduate and professional programs.
Prospective UPP Fellows do not major in the sciences. The program is open to any student in any major with an interest in pursuing a career with health care.
We do not favor any student's application simply because he or she attends the University of Colorado or another institution. Students are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, and an interest in the Health care Professions. We have always looked for students who have taken the greatest advantage of the opportunities given to them within the context of their institution.
Furthermore, we do not have a set quota for the number of applicants we accept from any institution in Colorado. All of our applicants are evaluated equally regardless of institution affiliation, race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or political affiliation.
The outcome of the experience is designed to be the same for both tracks. There is no formal application required for either of the tracks. Students are chosen for either tracks based on interest, personality and fit. Both tracks offer full-time paid internships. The length of the internship is slightly different for the tracks. Kaiser Permanente Track internship is designed to be 12 weeks and the Anschutz Medical Campus Track internship is designed to be 10 weeks. The work hours differ for both tracks, Kaiser Permanente Track hours are based on the Department’s regular work hours typically 8-hour days, 5 days/week Monday through Friday. The Anschutz Medical Campus Track hours are typically 8-hour days, 5 days/week Monday through Friday but that may depend on the preceptor’s regular work hours. Both tracks do NOT offer part-time positions.
The Undergraduate Pre-Health Program does not provide housing to participants. You will be required to find your own accommodations for the 10-12 week summer program depending on that track you are selected for.
The UPP Program is 13-months, students will have to be enrolled and meet all the requirements of the program for the duration of the program. The program typically starts in April with an orientation and students will participate in lectures, demonstrations and a 10-12 week summer internship during the summer. After the summer program all Fellows will be required to attend Saturday Academies once a month from August-May.