General academic advising is done by the Graduate Studies Director or Program Administrator. Be sure to meet with the Program Administrator first at the beginning of each term, prior to registration and before completion of program milestones (prelims, comps, etc.) to ensure you are adhering to the graduate school policies. Once students have passed their comprehensive exam, they are admitted to candidacy for their PhD. At this point, they are advised by the Graduate Studies Advisor, Dr. Pollock on how to create their own curriculum vitae, which they are now responsible for maintaining. Once they have been admitted to candidacy, students only have to meet with Dr. Pollock twice a year (at the beginning of each semester) and demonstrate, using an updated C.V., that they are making adequate progress.
As a student at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, you are encouraged to take advantage of campus resources and programs that are designed to help you realize your maximum academic potential and achieve your personal goals.
The mission of the Career Development Office (CDO) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) is to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows acquire the non-science skills and experiences they need to successfully transition in their careers, both inside and outside of academia. We strive to supplement the world-class research training at CU Anschutz with world-class "non-bench" training, making our alumni highly sought after employees in a myriad of professions.
The CDO serves as an informational resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators. We encourage you to visit the website often to learn about all the professional and career development opportunities that we provide - the skills and experiences you gather now can be the keys to opening the doors to your future.
As part of our career development program, we feature workshops that were developed through an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. In 2013, the NIH selected the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as one of 17 universities nationwide to receive a BEST award. This award has enabled the development of unique career development opportunities in biomedical science training that increase the preparedness and employability of bioscience PhDs in the non-academic workforce, and we are excited to incorporate these opportunities into our programming.
All students receive a stipend and benefits throughout their tenure in the program. Additional grants and fellowships are available to advance research projects and support career development.
The Graduate School, in concert with current graduate students, has created this residential information website to help you with your housing needs. The Graduate School surveyed all graduate and medical students on the Anschutz Medical Campus and compiled the results. If you have questions about the housing survey or would like to ask about particular neighborhoods, please consult your graduate program administrator.
The Graduate School Resource database is your one-stop shop for academic calendars, deadlines, forms, and policies.
The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion recognizes, welcomes, and celebrates disability as an integral part of a diverse health professions campus and workforce. To facilitate inclusion, we partner with students and programs to identify opportunities to create and promote meaningful access.
The Ombuds Office is a safe, confidential, and nonbiased resource that members of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz can approach to discuss, voice, and clarify any university-related concerns. We are a neutral third-party resource that is available to hear individual complaints and help sort out and identify options for resolving those concerns.