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Institute Overview


The Anschutz Medical Campus is part of the University of Colorado Denver. CU Denver holds classes on the Auraria Campus and buildings extend from the campus further into the downtown area. The two campuses benefit from academic connections and partnerships, such as the bioengineering program, a collaboration between the CU Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science and CU Anschutz scientists. The campuses are part of the University of Colorado system, which includes CU Boulder and CU Colorado Springs.

About Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC)

AMC is a healthcare campus dedicated to fostering collaboration among students, researchers and clinicians and the largest academic health center between Chicago, Texas and the West Coast.

The campus consists of three zones that promote collaboration and innovation: an education zone with remarkable facilities for training future physicians and other health professionals; a research zone with ground-breaking, internationally renowned research; and a clinical care zone with the University of Colorado Hospital and The Children's Hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine's primary adult and pediatric hospital partners, nearby. Learn more about Anschutz Medical Campus here.

AMC is home to six schools and colleges:

  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Medicine
  •  College of Nursing
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Colorado School of Public Health
  • Graduate School

School of Medicine

The Physical Therapy Program is housed within the School of Medicine (SOM).

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is committed to lifelong and interdisciplinary learning for health care professionals. CU School of Medicine programs seek individuals who will dedicate their professional life to skilled and compassionate healing. 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

SOM is home to a large array of Departments, Centers and Institutes at University of Colorado. Within their 23 departments, Physical Therapy is under the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Interprofessional Education

The CU Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (CUCIPE) program at CU Anschutz is a longitudinal curriculum that integrates preclinical and clinical training for all of our health profession students. The IPE program goal is to improve population health, quality of care, and reduce health care costs through the creation of a patient-centered, collaborative, practice ready workforce with competencies in:  quality and safety, values and ethics, and teamwork and collaboration in the context of systems and systems based practice.