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BA/BS-MD Program Information

The BA/BS-MD degree program at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote the diversity of medical professionals practicing medicine in Colorado and to better serve the health care needs of the State of Colorado by assembling 10 outstanding students each year from broadly diverse backgrounds. Applicants must be Colorado residents and have an interest in serving the health care needs of Colorado as primary care physicians. This program is a partnership between the University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

Being accepted to the program allows students to earnreserved spot at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provided he or she meets specific academic, non-academic, and professional requirements annually.

Admission of individuals will be conducted through a holistic review in a manner which treats each applicant fairly, on the basis of experience, attributes, and metrics. Please visit the Eligibility page for specifics: 

*Note: It is important that you apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Colorado Denver by October 28, 2017. The admission process to the University can take up to 6 weeks. 

Pre-Application Information Sessions

The University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hosting two Pre-Application Information Sessions for the Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Science- Doctor of Medicine program for 2017-2018. The dates for these sessions are:
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
    • The session on September 9th will be held at the downtown Denver Campus (CU Denver Campus) in the North Classroom Building, Room 1005 (1200 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Space is limited for this session; the room only holds a max. of 70 people.
    • View a map of the Downtown Denver Campus ​
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 
​***Update on Session Location
    • The session on October 7th will be held at the downtown Denver Campus (CU Denver Campus) in the Academic Building (Student Commons Building), Room 1600 (1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
    • View a map of the Anschutz Medical Campus
The pre-application information sessions will provide attendees with an overview of the program philosophy, as well as the admissions and application process for this program. Both sessions will also provide an overview of the academic as well as the non-academic requirements and answer any questions you might have about applying. Attendees only need to attend one session​. The information provided at each session is the same.

If you are interested in attending an Information Session, please RSVP by clicking on the appropriate link below. The information provided will be used for sending specific information regarding your attendance and informing​ you about session changes if necessary.

Click on the following link to RSVP for the Saturday, September 9, 2017 Information Session (CU Denver Downtown Campus):

Click on the following link to RSVP for the Saturday, October 7, 2017 Information Session (AMC):

What Students are Saying 

Christina Garza, Littleton
2013-2014 BA/BS-MD Cohort 4
"I applied for the BA/BS-MD program because I knew that medical school was the right path for me. I've always wanted to spend my life helping and healing people and knew that this program would push me to be the best physician possible.

In my experience in the BA/BS-MD program I have had many opportunities that would be difficult if not impossible to obtain otherwise that have helped me become a more well rounded student and network with faculty, administration, community members and members of the medical profession. The support and mentoring I have received has also helped me realize my potential as a student and has helped me build a greater understanding of the disparities and difficulties that are faced by the medical field."

Dylan ​Rakowski, Basalt
2013-2014 BA/BS-MD Cohort 4
"I originally became interested in healing people through watching various members of my family deal with a range of medical issues from Multiple Sclerosis to Cancer to Heart Disease. Growing up in a rural area of Colorado and traveling to different rural communities through sports, my aspiration grew towards serving these communities and this became the driving force behind me applying for the BA/BS-MD program. I knew this was the right program for me because it would push me to be the best healer I could become, while still staying true to the Colorado communities that I love. Thus far, the program has guided me and granted me the opportunity to attend health disparity conferences, speak with physicians, and allowed me to interact with different students and members inside and outside of academia. Each of these unique experiences the program offers helps to mold me into becoming the well-rounded and diverse physician I aspire to be in the future. Overall, the program has far exceeded my expectations and each day enhances my passion to serve as a physician in Colorado."

Emmanuel ​​​Seyoum, Aurora
2014-2015 BA/BS-MD Cohort 5

"The field of medicine has always fascinated me. Doing something that integrates the sciences while also incorporating my passion of helping people is something I’ve always aspired to be. I applied to the BA/BS-MD program because I knew that this program would push me to be the best physician I could become.  In my experience in this program thus far, I have been granted opportunities to interact with different health care professionals, attend seminars on different aspects of medicine, and experience both the clinical and research spheres of medicine. Through all of the diverse experiences offered by the program, I have the opportunity of learning about different perspectives of medicine, which ultimately helps me into becoming the compassionate, well-rounded physician I aspire to become in the future."

Anthony Phan, Aurora
2015-2016 BA/BS-MD Cohort 6

"Graduating from the Denver School of the Arts, people often ask me, “how on Earth did you wind up studying medicine in college?” As much as I loved studying music, I have always had an interest in science and medicine. Volunteering at the Children’s Hospital Colorado for nearly five years, I began to develop a strong passion in serving others and I began to grasp an idea of what I wanted to do the rest of my life; that idea was to become a physician. Learning about the BA/BS MD Program, I knew this was an opportunity I could not pass up.

Fortunate enough to receive admission into the program, I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience. Within just the first year, I was granted plenty of unforgettable and valuable opportunities such as attending health seminars both on the CU Denver and Anschutz Medical School campus, constructing a community service project, working with health care professionals, just to name a few. My experiences so far in the program has allowed me to grow not only as a person, but as well as a future health care provider.​"