The general components of the Urban Underserved Track
During Phases I and II, a variety of lectures,
labs, and workshops are held several times a month that will help interpret and
bring an urban underserved focus to what students are learning in their regular
The summer between Phases I and II, students have
the opportunity to participate in a 4 week summer opportunity where students
receive financial support to participate in one of the following summer
During Phase II students will also participate in
1 service learning experience per semester. (Example: Providing foot care at
downtown homeless shelters)
In Phase III and IV we focus on mentoring,
self-care, career planning and professional development.
The SOM curriculum includes a scholarly activity requirement.
MD students are not required to complete this project on a urban underserved-related
topic, but are offered mentorship and support from Urban Track faculty.
Information on scholarship and loan repayment
programs is provided.
The Urban Underserved Track continually works on forming
links within urban underserved communities that are recruiting for new
The Colorado secondary application to the
standard AMCAS application
permits one to submit an application specific to the Urban Track in addition to
the general application to the School of Medicine. One must have a complete application to the regular MD Program to be
considered for the Urban Track.
Students who wish to be considered for the Urban
Track must submit an additional essay on this topic on the Colorado secondary
application. Applicants are reviewed for
participation in the Urban Track based on their interest in practicing medicine
in urban underserved populations. Decisions on acceptance to the MD program and
the Urban Track are made independently.
Please contact the Urban Track Program
Coordinator if you are an MD applicant with questions about the Urban Track.
Physician Assistant students are invited to apply to the Urban Track
shortly after entering the CHA/PA program. Applications are reviewed by members
of the CHA/PA faculty. Visit the CHA/PA website for additional
Nurse Practitioner students are
invited to apply to the Urban Track shortly after entering the NP program. To apply please download this application.
Submission instructions are included on the document. Please remember to
include your Resume/CV when submitting your application. Please contact the
College of Nursing, Nurse Pratitioner Program Faculty Advisor with any
questions regarding the application process.
Jane Kass-Wolff, PhD, RN, FNP-BC