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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Programs and Degrees

BA/BS-MD Program

NOTE: Invitations to interview for the BA/BS-MD Program will go out via email on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Deadline to respond to invitation is Monday, December 2, 2013.

The BA/BS-MD degree program at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver)|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 14, 2013 if possible. The admission process can take up to 3 weeks, and you cannot access the BA/BS-MD supplemental application until you are admitted into CU Denver as an undergraduate degree seeking student.

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 2013-2014. The dates for these sessions are Saturday, October 5, 2013 and Saturday, October 12, 2013. Both sessions will be held at the Anschutz Medical Campus Education Building 1, Room 1500 from 10:00-11:30 AM.

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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 either of the Information Sessions, please ,RSVP by clicking on the appropriate link below. The information provided will be used for sending specific information regarding your attendance and for informing you about session changes if necessary.

Click on the following link to RSVP for the Saturday, October 12, 2013 Information Session:

What Students are Saying


Zane Sternberg, La Veta
2010-2011 BA/BS-MD Cohort 1

"I have lived on a small ranch, outside the rural town of La Veta, for my entire life. Many people have asked me whether or not I was ready to 'narrow down' my choices so early in life. But when I think of going into medicine, I feel as though more doors are being opened than closed; it is such a diverse field. I could teach, volunteer (e.g., Doctors Without Borders), work in a large hospital, or even practice in a small town—like my parents."


Tamara Lhungay, Longmont
2010-2011 BA/BS-MD Cohort 1

"I love helping people, love interacting with people, love biology—this was a perfect fit. The program allows me to enjoy college, but I still get to achieve my goal of becoming a doctor."


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."