The School of Medicine at University of Colorado–Denver

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Places are offered through a holistic admissions process. Personal interviews and letters of recommendation are central. Important qualities include academic excellence, strength of character, motivation and maturity. Colorado is committed to selecting a diverse class from a wide variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds. Of the 160 places in the class, the majority are from Colorado.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Rob Winn
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due by 07/15
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.8 MCAT composite score
10.8 biological
10.4 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​babsmd.​ucdenver.​edu

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
internal medicine women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
peer counseling
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.2:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,637
Part-time faculty 200
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 197
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 8
Full-time faculty in clinical program 2,440
Part-time faculty in clinical program 192

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $200.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 652
Principal investigators (PIs) 550
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 1,315

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Denver Health Medical Center
National Jewish Health
The Children’s Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The medical school’s curriculum is comprised of sequential interdisciplinary blocks integrating clinical and basic science across 4 years. Professionalism/ethics/culturally effective medicine/social issues/evidence based medicine are threaded throughout. Rural/global/urban/women’s health/research/advocacy tracks are available. A required mentored scholarly project provides for lifelong learning.

Medical School Ranking

#35 Best Research
#5 Best Primary Care

(4) Ranking by Specialties

#3 in Family medicine
#22 in Internal medicine
#5 in Pediatrics
#7 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $200.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $76.11

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 85
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 47.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.70
MCAT composite score 10.8
Acceptance rate 6.7% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.2:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 635

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 635
In-state students 80.2%
Minority students 20.0%
Underrepresented minority students 11.2%
International students 0.9%
Non-traditional students 73.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Evan Icolari
Financial aid phone (303) 556-2886

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,984 (in-state)
Full-time: $55,939 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,034
Room and board $16,660
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $150,036

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 88%
Students receiving loans 83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 62%
Students receiving work study 0.2%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice surgery – general
internal medicine

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 47.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 37.0%