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Programs for Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

Office of Inclusion and Outreach


 

 Signature and Affiliate Graduate Programs

 

School of Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program​

The program’s main goal is to recruit and support students from under-represented groups in medicine, whose academic background made them a higher risk for admission in medical school, and have them complete 24 hours of intense undergraduate and graduate science courses prior to starting medical school. Accepted students receive up to $7,000 and are guaranteed admission to the CU School of Medicine if the program is successfully completed. Successful completion is defined as at least 24 hours of science, half at the graduate level, and at least a 3.5 GPA for the year (all A’s and B’s). Students who are considered for this program must be CO residents and must have applied to the MD program. Applicants are chosen from the MD applicant pool each year.

Contact: Dr. Nicole Zehnder | Nichole.Zehnder@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.8025 | Homepage​

School of Dental Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program

This program is a structured, yearlong curriculum with a full academic load in the sciences. This concentration in the sciences not only allows the student to improve his or her credentials, it also has the potential to ease the academic stress of the first year of the dental curriculum. This program is designed to help address the shortage of ethnically underrepresented professionals practicing dentistry in the State of Colorado and the nation. Currently those underrepresented populations are Hispanic, American Indian/Native American and African American health professionals.

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Shick | Elizabeth.Shick@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.7158 | Homepage​

School of Dental Medicine International Student Program (ISP)

The International Student Program offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the CU School of Dental Medicine. Graduates of this two-year accelerated DDS program may take any state or regional board, and thus are eligible for licensure and practice within the United States.

Contact: Jane Mi​ller |  Jane.Miller@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.7060 | Homepage
And/or Beatriz Bustamante | Beatriz.Bustamante@ucdenver.edu​ | 303.724.7175​​

Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students for Health Professionals (GEMS-HP)

The goal of the GEMS-HP Program is to provides summer research opportunities in basic and translational research in the areas of Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases to students currently enrolled in Health Professional training including, but not limited to, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Public Health. 

Contact: Adela Cota-Gomez | GEMS@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.6142 | Homepage​

Bridge to the Doctorate Program 

The Doctorate Program is funded by the National Science Foundation under the auspices of the Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation. The grant will provide a $30,000 yearly stipend and partial-tuition reimbursement to 12 student for two years each. Some of the funding – which totals $987,000 over 24 months - will go toward courses and workshops to help the students transition to their advanced-degree programs.

Contact: Inge Wefes | Inge.Wefes@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.7368 | Homepage​
And/or Dominic Martinez | Dominic.Martinez@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.8004

CU UNITE 

​​Urban Underserved Track (CU-UNITE) is a longitudinal track for students at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, College of Nursing Nurse Practitioner program and the Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) program. CU-UNITE is designed for students interested in working with urban underserved communities. The track will provide the skills and support needed for future health care providers serving those urban populations.

Contact: Jamal Moloo | Jamaluddin.Moloo@ucdenver.edu​​ | 303.724.4748 | Homepage​
And/or Naomi Spector | Naomi.Spector@ucdenver.edu | 303.724.4748

Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health 

​The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health provides clinical training, consultation, advocacy, and research in infant and early childhood mental health.  Postdoctoral and community fellowships are offered to qualified professionals seeking advanced training in infant and early childhood mental health.  Program faculty provide supervision, consultation, and training to academic programs and community agencies in Colorado as well as across the nation.

Contact: Melissa Sinclair | Melissa.Sinclair@ucdenver.edu | 720.777.6203 | Homepage​

CU Roberts Noyce Scholarship Program in STEM

The CU Denver Robert Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduates and post-baccalaureates majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the Noyce Program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality math and science teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

Contact: Erin Howe | Erin.D.Howe@ucdenver.edu | 303.521.9643 | Homepage​

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Office of Communications and Outreach

LASP is committed to building innovative education and outreach programs that connect scientists and engineers with the public. Joining forces with high-quality educational and scientific partners in Colorado and across the country, we create dynamic Earth and space science programs tailored to the unique needs of students, teachers, journalists, and the public.

Contact: Erin Wood | epomail@lasp.colorado.edu | 303.735.0962 | Homepage​


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