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The School of Medicine offers one of the country’s top rural medicine programs. The CU College of Nursing educates the only undergraduate students on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has the second-largest online doctoral program for working pharmacists in the U.S. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MS program ranks 5th in U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Graduate Schools." Innovative faculty at the College of Nursing pioneered the nation’s first nurse practitioner and school nurse programs. Peace Corps volunteers and trainees ranked the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical School Graduate School 18th best in the nation in 2011.

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Commencement at Anschutz Medical Campus

The skies cleared on commencement morning, bathing the Anschutz Medical Campus in bright sunshine after days of drenching rains and swirling winds. It couldn't have been a more perfect setting for the ceremonies that saw more than 865 students walk to the podium for their degrees.

The School of Medicine ceremony brimmed with poignant moments as longtime Dean Dr. Richard Krugman, M.D., who recently announced he will be stepping down as dean, delivered a touching and thought-provoking address. Also, one of the class's standout leaders, Igor Shumskiy, was greeted by four generations of his family, including his physician grandmother, who hooded him.

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