The MSTP Admissions Committee is looking for individuals with a demonstrated commitment to medical research and service to community. The committee looks at applicants as whole individuals, equally assessing academic achievement with past experience. Letters of recommendation, substantive bench research experience, test scores, and life experiences are all considered.
As a federally funded program, the UC Denver MSTP is National in scope. It is open to US citizens and Permanent Residents of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MSTP actively recruits women and underrepresented students. We are committed to the enrollment of a diverse body of talented students.
Applicants must have completed requirements for a bachelor's degree at an accredited academic institution prior to matriculation and have excellent academic credentials. In addition, all applicants must meet the following admissions requirements of the University of Colorado School of Medicine:
The following course work is required for admission:
8 semester hours - human biology (with lab),
8 semester hours - general chemistry (with lab),
8 semester hours - organic chemistry (with lab), and
8 semester hours - general physics (with lab),
6 semester hours - English literature/composition
6 semester hours - College level mathematics (algebra and above).
Students are encouraged to consider additional coursework in biochemistry, computer sciences, genetics, humanities, and social sciences.
Students do not have to complete all requirements at the time of application, but must do so by matriculation. Students should pay special attention to the 6 hour English requirement and the 6 hour college level Mathematics requirement, as these requirements are often the ones that are most problematic to fulfill.
AP and CLEP courses, as well as on-line courses, are viewed with a degree of comparability to college courses, as long as the US accredited degree granting institution includes these credits on their transcript as fulfilling certain institutional requirements. Students who have AP or CLEP credit in the basic sciences are encouraged to take upper level courses in these areas. Courses taken abroad are treated comparably to traditional courses, as long as these credits are included on the transcript of a U.S. accredited degree-granting institution.