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External Programs for K-12


The health care industry is expected to generate more jobs by 2016 than any other industry in the United States. Three million new health care jobs will be created in less than 10 years. A $3.9 million Aurora LIGHTS grant will shine the light on health sciences and create a P-20 educational pathway that leads students into health care professions. This partnership includes APS, the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Community College of Aurora, Metro Community Provider Network and the Colorado Area Health Education Center Program.

Colorado Rural Health Scholars

The Colorado Rural Health Scholars Program (CoRHSP) is a non-profit residence-based science and medical program primarily designed for rural students interested in careers in the health sciences. Special consideration is given to minority and underprivileged students. The program is staffed, supported and directed by a group of eight dedicated medical students, University of Colorado School of Medicine professors and staff.  

University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Programs

The Pre-Collegiate Health Careers (PCHCP) at the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC), is an academic, enrichment and support program designed to motivate first-generation college-bound students to successfully graduate from high school, complete a pre-health college preparatory curriculum and to pursue a college education leading to a career in a health care profession.


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