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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Programs and Degrees

BA/BS-MD Program

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 from broadly diverse backgrounds who are committed to 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 enables students to earn a seat in 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 to select academically qualified individuals from a broad range of backgrounds who show a strong commitment to a career in medicine and to serving the people of Colorado.
*Note: It is important that you apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Colorado Denver by October 31, 2014. The admission process can take up to 3 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 at the Anschutz Medical Campus for the Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Science- Doctor of Medicine program for 2014-2015. The dates for these sessions are Saturday, October 11, 2014 and Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Both sessions will be held at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The session on October 11, 2014 will be held in Education Building I, Room 1300 (13070 East 19th Avenue; Aurora, CO. 80045) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The session on October​ 18, 2014 will be held in Education Building II, North Tower, Room 1303 (13120 East 19th Avenue; Aurora, CO. 80045​).
These 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.

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, October 11, 2014 Information Session:

Click on the following link to RSVP for the Saturday, October 18, 2014 Information Session:

What Students are Saying

Edward Soto, Westminster
2011-2012 BA/BS-MD Cohort 2

"BA/BS-MD has granted me more opportunities than I could ever imagine. From discussions about the health disparities in Colorado with physicians, to learning, teaching and studying with fellow students, the program has put me on a set pathway to accomplish the ultimate goal of becoming a doctor. The program in some aspects can be both mentally and physically draining but the rewards and experience gained from it thus far have exceeded my expectations. BA/BS-MD has reestablished my dream of becoming a practicing physician here in Colorado."
Iman Mohamed, Denver
2012-2013 BA/BS-MD Cohort 3

"Because of this amazing program, one is forced to mature even more and see the world with a new perspective. I’m very thankful for such a program. I hope to give back just as this program has given to me."

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, Carbondale
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."