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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

BA/BS-MD Program

Eligibility for Application to the BA/BS-MD Degree Program


The BA/BS-MD degree program at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) and        Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote diversity and to better serve the health care needs of the State of Colorado.  Students who have a strong interest and passion in becoming primary care physicians and practicing medicine in the State of Colorado are encouraged to apply to the BA/BS-MD Program.

We believe it is our responsibility to help meet the healthcare needs of the State of Colorado by selecting talented students that intend to practice medicine in Colorado. The BA/BS-MD Program Admissions Committee will consider all aspects of an applicant's experiences, academic performance, and background including but not limited to:

  • Excellence of academic record

  • Array of community and/or volunteer service experiences

  • Characteristics and capabilities that would make you an excellent physician

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Honors and Awards

  • Full or part-time jobs held during school or in summers

Students must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible to apply to the BA/BS-MD Program:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or in compliance with U.S. immigration laws and current permanent residents of the State of Colorado.

  • Applicants must be current high school seniors planning on graduating from high school in the fall of 2014 or spring of 2015.

  • Applicants must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 (weighted or unweighted, whichever is higher).

  • Applicants must have a minimum CCHE index score of 110** or better at the time of application.

  • Applicants must apply to and be accepted for admission as a degree seeking student at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown campus. 

We encourage students who are:

  • From educationally disadvantaged backgrounds

  • From financially disadvantaged backgrounds

  • From federally designated rural/frontier communities in Colorado

  • From ethnic groups who are currently under-represented in the medical community in Colorado

  • From first generation families who reside in Colorado

  • Committed to practicing in Colorado as a primary care physician after the completion of medical school and residency

to apply to this program. However, all students who are interested in this program should apply.

 *NOTE: Students wishing to attend the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, or any other college/university are not eligible for this program.

**The CCHE index score is a combination of your high school GPA or class rank and your ACT or ST score.  To calculate your CCHE index​ score, visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education website​.


Interviews will be offered to a select group of applicants by the University of Colorado School of Medicine Admissions Committee.  Factors that will be considered in choosing interviewees include activities that indicate a strong commitment to a career in primary care medicine, leadership, academic achievement and potential, and one's diverse background.  Interviews will be conducted by members of the CU School of Medicine's Admissions Committee on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Each interviewee will be interviewed separately by two committee members, and each interview is 30 minutes in length. Students must be available for in-person interviews in Denver, CO to be considered for this program. We will not be able to accommodate phone interviews, Skype interviews, or alternative dates for interviews. Interviews will be held in early December of 2014.  Specific information regarding interview dates for the 2014-2015 application cycle is forthcoming.


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