H.O.P.E. Institute


    H.O.P.E. Institute

The H.O.P.E. Institute is a week-long free camp held during the month of JulyAt the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) in Aurora. 

Students invited to this camp will receive a variety of experiences, helping them take their first steps in discovering a career in the health professionals industry. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Hands-on workshops involving suturing kits, personal statement building, virtual reality brain modeling.
  • Anatomy lab experience.
  • Laboratory experiences with the CU Anschutz School of Pharmacology, Human Anatomy lab involving preserved human organs, and Cytology.
  • Presentations from UCCS and CU Anschutz faculty, staff, and students on their professions, their healthcare career journeys, and what it takes to get there. And more!


We will give priority acceptance to HOPE Program participants who have attended at least three HOPE Program Sessions.‚Äč

We especially encourage Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from rural or other underrepresented backgrounds in healthcare professions to apply! 


Watch the Students' experience from our 2023 HOPE Institute Camp in the Video Below!

HOPE Institute 2023

Students must be under 18 in August of 2024 to be eligible to participate in the HOPE Institute.


Our next HOPE Institute will take place July 14th - 20th, 2024


Colorado AHEC Program Office

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

5th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


303-724-0348

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