A Colorado Springs branch
became available for the first time for students entering the School of Medicine MD
program in August 2014. The branch allows an increase in MD graduates,
addressing in part the physician shortage in Colorado and the nation.
The 2014 incoming class increased from 160 to 184 students, and the
additional 24 students will receive all of their third-year training in
Students in this cohort complete their two-year basic science training on the Anschutz
Medical Campus in Aurora and then move to Colorado Springs where they
will have the opportunity to work with attending physicians for their
initial clinical training at Memorial Hospital and other clinical
settings in the Colorado Springs area.
At the time of the secondary application, prospective students are asked to indicate their interest in attending each campus.
Applicants interested in being considered for the branch submit an
additional essay, and applicants selected for interview hear a
formal presentation about the Colorado Springs Branch and are given
the opportunity to ask questions in person.
Indicating a preference to
attending the branch does not increase or decrease the likelihood of
acceptance to the School of Medicine.
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