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Undergraduate Pre-Health Programs

The Colorado AHEC Program offers a statewide undergraduate summer program designed to introduce students to health profession careers and to strengthen basic knowledge in the sciences and mathematics. The Colorado AHEC Scholars program was designed to help undergraduate students accelerate their progress in health careers while participating in a statewide movement that addresses regional health challenges. The University of Colorado Office of Diversity & Inclusion also offers a program for pre-health students. The Undergraduate Pre-Health Program was created to address health disparities and the declining numbers of first-generation and underrepresented students entering the health professions.

Undergraduate Pre-Health Program: The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Kaiser Permanente Colorado partner to provide summer internships for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers related to healthcare. Both organizations are committed to helping increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals within healthcare professions for the purpose of reducing health disparities among underserved communities in Colorado.

Students will enroll in a 13-month Undergraduate Pre-Health Program. Topics will include health disparities in underserved communities and career and educational opportunities in healthcare. The courses will be taught by distinguished UCD faculty, staff, and students and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and professional development.

The program will start in April with a program orientation. Then the participants will participate in an 8-12 week summer program. After the summer program, the participants will be required to attend Saturday Academies once a month.

For more information contact Christian Valtierra, Assistant Director of the CU Anshutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion at or 303-724-8003.

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