Who We Are and What We Do

The mission of the Health Professions Programs Office at CU Denver is to educate and challenge students interested in a future in the health professions to be leaders, visionaries and lifelong learners who will positively impact local, national, and global health on many levels. We believe in building a community in which all people, including those who have historically been marginalized, and those who are still marginalized, can thrive.  We welcome and appreciate human diversity and pursue practices that advance equity, inclusion, and access.

Our operation is well-known for preparing students for applications to health careers and acceptance to health professions programs across the nation. Along with rigorous preparatory classes offered at CU Denver, our operation offers exceptional health careers advising including assistance with course scheduling, seminars on application processes, assistance in finding clinical, research, and community service experiences, and assistance with seeking out appropriate references/ letters of recommendation to enhance applications.

Coronavirus Update

The federal government has ended the COVID-19 public health emergency, and CU Denver is ending its COVID-19 vaccine requirement effective July 1, 2023, but still recommends the vaccines. Studies show that the vaccines are effective tools to minimize the impact of the disease, which can cause serious illness and death. That’s why we will continue to encourage our community members to get vaccinated following CDC guidelines. The safety of our community is always our number one priority, which is why the university’s public health response team will continue to monitor health conditions that potentially impact our campus. While continuing the already established health and safety protocols of the University of Colorado Denver, during the Spring 2024 semester, the Health Professions Programs Office will offer continued support to our students by offering remote advising appointments through Zoom (video conferencing), as well as in-person advising appointments.  Please see our updated advising schedule where you will find each individual’s office hours and information on how you can request an advising appointment. 

Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate how to best serve you.


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