Signature and Affiliate K-12 Programs

CU Pre-Health Scholars (CUPS) Program

The CU Pre-Health Scholars Program (CUPS) is an academic enrichment and support program designed to motivate first-generation college-bound students to graduate from high school successfully, complete a college preparatory curriculum, pursue a college education, and matriculate into a professional health career program or graduate school program.​

Contact: James Speed | | CUPS  Homepage

The Denver STaRS

This program provides positive exposure to the Anschutz Medical Campus for junior and senior high school students just beginning to explore career and education options in clinical translational science and biomedical fields. This program includes many students from the DSST.

Contact: James Speed | Denver STaRS Homepage

​Combined BA/BS-MD Program​

The BA/BS-MD degree program​ is a partnership between CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the CU School of Medicine. The purpose of the program is to assemble outstanding students from broadly diverse backgrounds that are committed to serving the health care needs of Colorado.  Being accepted into the program and completing the requirements enables you to have a reserved seat in a top-ranked medical school while having the freedom to explore other interests during your exciting college years at the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.​

Contact: Trishia Vasquez | |  BA/BS-MD  Homepage

Combined BA/BS-DDS Program

The BA/BS-DDS degree program at the University of Colorado Denver and CU School of Dental Medicine at Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote the diversity of dental professionals practicing dentistry in Colorado and to better serve the health care needs of the State of Colorado by assembling and educating students from broadly diverse backgrounds. Applicants must be Colorado residents who are interested in serving the health care needs of Colorado as dentists. 

Contact: Trishia Vasquez | | BA/BS-DDS  Homepage

The Medical Career (MC2) Collaborative Program at Children's Hospital

The Medical Career Collaborative (MC²) program propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. MC² focuses on recruiting students from groups that are under-represented in the healthcare workforce. This group of high-achieving young people typically consists of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds; the students come from schools all around the Denver Metro area. 

Contact: Haley Couch | Medical Career Collaborative Homepage