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CU School of Medicine Matriculation 2023

CU School of Medicine Matriculation 2023

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What You Need To Know

These stories are part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Matriculation coverage highlighting our new students.

We are honored to introduce the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2027 at our annual Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, July 28, at 9 a.m.

During the ceremony, each student will receive their white coat and recite the Hippocratic Oath. This time-honored tradition signifies their entrance into the medical profession and the first step in their journey to becoming a compassionate health care professional.

Click on the stories below to learn more about our incoming students.

For more information and details on this year's matriculation, please click here.

Brisa Avila - 7-17-23

A Future Focused on Health Equity

Brisa Avila, who officially begins her medical student journey later this month, envisions a career in medicine where she can fill gaps in care, especially for underserved patients. Avila, along with 183 classmates, will officially receive their white coats on Friday, July 28, during the University of Colorado School of Medicine annual matriculation ceremony.

Born and raised in Commerce City, just north of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the first-generation college graduate has been motivated by her community, family, and friends to pursue medicine.


Jack Drummond - 7-25-23

Once a Pugilist, Now an Aspiring Physician

Not long ago he was an aspiring professional boxer. Now, as an incoming student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Jack Drummond is taking on a new kind of fight — a fight against disease and for patients as he begins his medical education.

“I was almost a high school dropout, essentially a failure,” says Drummond, 26, who was born in Scotland but grew up in California. “I graduated near the bottom of my class, and I was going to pursue a career as a professional fighter. Then my dad got sick — he was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. My parents never went to college or even finished high school, so I was the one helping them navigate the health care system.”