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Student-Made Documentary Chronicles Eight Diverse Students’ Journeys Through Medical School

Members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 will have more than their memories to call on when looking back at their time in medical school. They also have a documentary, “Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine: The Journey,” created by four of their classmates. The film, released in May, follows eight students from diverse backgrounds through their four-year medical school journey, chronicling the highs and lows along the way.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 11, 2024
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Education    Community    Students    Graduation

CU School of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2024

Amid a crowd of bright smiles, joyous cheers, and heartfelt hugs, Class of 2024 graduates from the University of Colorado School of Medicine celebrated one another’s dedication to becoming equitable and empathetic health leaders during Monday’s Hooding & Oath Ceremony. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 20, 2024
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CU School of Medicine Graduation 2024

Please join us as we celebrate the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2024 with a hooding and oath ceremony on Monday, May 20, at 10:15 a.m.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 17, 2024
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Education    Community    Students    Anesthesiology    Graduation

Graduating Med Student Highlights Importance of Increasing Diversity

Following years of hard work and perseverance through unexpected challenges, David Duarte-Corado is about to accomplish a childhood dream: Graduating from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and becoming a doctor who represents and cares for traditionally underserved populations.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 15, 2024
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Rachael Branscomb Fulfills Childhood Dream of Making a Difference Through Medicine

Rachael Branscomb, a fourth-year student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, decided to be a pediatrician when she was just 8 years old. Now, with graduation on the horizon, she’s excited to take the next step in reaching her childhood goal.  


Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date May 13, 2024
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Medicine and Education are Both in the Career Mix for a Graduating Med Student

As a former middle-school teacher and soon-to-be-graduating medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Paige Romer is finding ways to combine the two skill sets.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 08, 2024
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Education    Community    Students    Graduation    Global Health

Graduating CU Medical Student Helps Provide Crucial Medical Care to Syrians

Forty-eight Syrians who’ve lost limbs due to the ongoing civil war now have prosthetic devices because of Haya Kaliounji, who graduates from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in May.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 06, 2024
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Medical Student Leah Crawford is Creating an Inclusive Photo Database of People With Disabilities

Leah Crawford was in her first year of medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine when she became concerned about the photographs that were being used to illustrate disabilities in some of her classes.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 03, 2024
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Research    Education    Students    Mental Health    Global Health

Research Shows Value of Mental Health Training for Teachers in India

Could offering just three days of child mental health training to primary school teachers in a rural area of India help improve teachers’ mental health literacy and address students’ mental health needs?     


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 16, 2024
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Coco Wham Honored With National Outstanding Medical Student Award From American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association

While many of the seniors in her high school class were thinking about graduation and final exams and what they were going to do during the summer before they went to college, Coco Wham was finishing her certification to become an EMT.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 18, 2024
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CU Medical Students Discover Their Residency Locations at Match Day Ceremony

The lives of more than 150 fourth-year students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine changed in an instant on a snowy Friday morning. They joined thousands of medical students across the U.S. in opening envelopes to find out where they will go for the next step in their medical training.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 15, 2024
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CU School of Medicine Match Day 2024

Match Day is the culmination of many years of commitment, hard work, and sacrifice for medical students as they learn where they will go for their residency after graduation. This day marks a significant phase of their journey to becoming future physicians.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 11, 2024
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Becoming the Best Surgeon for Soldiers and Their Families

Compared to his classmates, Match Day holds little stress for fourth-year medical student and Navy Ensign Anthony Smyth.

Smyth has been able to “ski guilt free” since December, when he participated in Military Match and learned he matched for his residency in orthopedics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his first-choice program.


Author Evanne Montoya Seelig | Publish Date March 08, 2024
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A Student’s Promise to Support Diversity in Health Care

Folake Adegboye didn’t always dream of becoming a doctor. Even after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kennesaw State University in 2014, it took several years before she decided to pursue medical school. It was after she volunteered for a year at a children’s hospital and worked as a scribe in an emergency department in Atlanta that she began picturing a future in a white coat.


Author Rachael Fischer | Publish Date March 06, 2024
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Service Is a Lifelong Mission For a Military-Member Med Student

Austin Almand’s life experience has been much different from that of many of his University of Colorado School of Medicine classmates: Nine years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, including special-operations deployments to combat zones across the globe. A master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Working at a remote clinic in India. Helping NASA assess the medical challenges of deep-space travel. Teaching battlefield-trauma skills to Ukrainian forces.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date March 04, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community    Students

CU School of Medicine Top Stories of 2023

The University of Colorado School of Medicine had another newsworthy year! Our communications team shared more than 110 stories that highlighted our incredible faculty, researchers, staff, trainees, and students.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 15, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

CU Anschutz Learners Get Hands-On Training in Health Inequities 

Last Friday was a valuable learning opportunity for some students and residents in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and other schools on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 21, 2023
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CU Boulder Audiology Student Works With Otolaryngology Faculty Member to Create Multilingual Guidance on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids 

Funding from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is helping Jasmine Ramirez, a third-year doctorate of audiology student at CU Boulder, pursue her passion for helping medically underserved communities. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 06, 2023
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CU School of Medicine’s Class of 2027 Enters the Profession at Annual Matriculation Ceremony

One-hundred and eighty-four aspiring physicians officially began their journey at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on July 28, gathering on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for the annual Matriculation Ceremony where they officially received their white coats. The annual tradition at medical schools around the country welcomes new classes of medical students to the profession. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 28, 2023
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CU School of Medicine Matriculation 2023

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.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date July 26, 2023
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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.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 25, 2023
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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.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 19, 2023
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CU School of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2023

After a medical school experience mostly shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2023 graduates from the University of Colorado School of Medicine are ready to take the next step into their profession.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 22, 2023
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CU School of Medicine Graduation 2023

It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2023 with a hooding and oath ceremony on Monday, May 22, at 10:15 a.m.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Cancer    Graduation

Cancer Diagnosis During Medical School Offered Unique Insight into Patient Experience

Steve Haberkorn knows he’s not the first person to pursue a career in medicine out of a desire to help people. That’s why he did it, though – to help where he can and work to improve people’s lives.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 15, 2023
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An Unexpected Love Story that Began in the Cadaver Lab

Not many love stories begin in the cadaver lab at 4 a.m., but this one does.

Marlie Fisher, PhD, and Matt Svalina, PhD, had just started their MD/PhD program in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and were learning, in those first several months, that something would have to give if they were going to balance graduate core courses with human anatomy lab.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 12, 2023
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CU School of Medicine Remains in the Top 10 in Latest U.S. News Medical School Ranking

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is No. 8 for primary care and No. 26 for research, according to the latest Best Medical School rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. This is the sixth time in the past eight years that the CU School of Medicine has ranked in the top 10 for primary care.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 11, 2023
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Bianca Sanchez Chose Medicine to Help Immigrants and Families 

For Bianca Sanchez, the ideas of medicine and family are inextricably intertwined. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 10, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Graduation

The Power of Community

There’s a soft spot in Brenda La’s heart for tight knit communities.

The soon-to-be graduate has found herself wrapped up in them from the remote reaches of rural Alaska to the groups of students she has met during her time at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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CU Student's Fertility Research Recognized at International Conference

Thy Nguyen’s passion for medicine is woven from many separate threads – interests in women’s health and community health, in social justice and health equity, and a recognition that complications during pregnancy and infanthood can have long-term impacts on health outcomes.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 25, 2023
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Opening the Envelope and Taking the Next Step

They are going to Pittsburgh and Providence, to Omaha and Oakland, to Santa Barbara and St. Louis. They will learn to be doctors at Travis Air Force Base, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, at the Mayo Clinic.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 17, 2023
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CU School of Medicine Match Day 2023

For medical students, Match Day is the culmination of many years of commitment, hard work, and sacrifice as they discover the next phase of their journey to becoming future physicians.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Making a Splash: Fourth-Year Medical Student is a Team Player

Alexandra (Lexie) Ross vividly recalls her childhood dreams to become either an inventor, an astronaut, and/or the new lead singer for the Backstreet Boys. However, in fifth grade, her teacher drew a chalk outline of a heart on the asphalt outside of school where Ross and her classmates could walk through the ventricles as blood cells, studying every detail of the organ. It was at that moment that a career in medicine started to become her new dream.


Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date March 13, 2023
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Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn 

One or two different answers on a middle school career quiz, and Nikolai Harroun might have become a dolphin trainer instead of a doctor. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Becoming a Doctor One Step at a Time

It’s amazing the things you can learn on YouTube.

Because she was taking big steps on an unknown and sometimes difficult path – the first in her family to pursue a medical career – Brissa Mundo-Santacruz often turned to YouTube for guidance on things like preparing for the MCAT and applying to medical school.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 08, 2023
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Josue Estrella Pursues Trauma Surgery to Help Underserved Communities 

As the first one in his family to go to college, Josue Estrella had to navigate his own way through his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, where he first developed his interest in medicine.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 06, 2023
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Benefactors Honored for Their Generosity and Commitment to the CU School of Medicine

Students and leaders of the University of Colorado School of Medicine thanked scholarship benefactors at a reception Thursday evening in the Anschutz Health Sciences Building.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date March 03, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community    Students

CU School of Medicine Top Stories of 2022

We are closing out another newsworthy year for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our communications team in the Dean's Office has shared more than 100 stories spotlighting our incredible faculty, researchers, staff, trainees, and students.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Student Team From CU School of Medicine Selected to Create Substance Use Curriculum 

Three students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine want their peers to better understand how to treat opioid addictions and overdoses — and they have received support from the Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders (COPE) to help put their plans in motion. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 30, 2022
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Long-Delayed Ceremony Honors CU School of Medicine’s Class of 2024

The third time was the charm for the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Class of 2024. 

After their first White Coat Ceremony was canceled in late summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the cancellation of a makeup ceremony in early 2021, students from the Class of 2024 finally got their official welcome to the medical profession on November 7 in a ceremony on campus.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 07, 2022
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Press Releases    Students    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz

New CU Dual-Degree Program Gives Physical Therapy Students a Grounding in Public Health 

A new dual-degree program offered by the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will give doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students more opportunities to understand how their work intersects with issues around community health promotion, disease prevention, and social determinants of health.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 19, 2022
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Students    Scholarship    Plastic Surgery

Medical Student Anna Lee Receives ARCS Scholarship

ARCS Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting academically outstanding students in science, engineering, math, technology, and medical research, has awarded a $7,500 scholarship to Anna Lee, a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 03, 2022
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BA/BS-MD Program Aimed at Increasing Diversity of Health Care Professionals in Colorado 

Many college students enter their freshman year unsure of what they want to major in, let alone what they’ll do after they graduate. Then there are students like Hussna Yasini, who entered her first year of college at the University of Colorado Denver knowing she could earn a reserved spot at the CU School of Medicine after she completed her undergraduate studies. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 06, 2022
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Education    Community    Students    Advocacy    CU Medicine Today

New Diploma Program Training Clinicians as Leaders in Climate Medicine

The impacts of climate change on human health are among the most profound and far-reaching issues in health care. Global ecosystems are under such stress that the effects of climate change on human health grow more widespread and damaging by the day.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 15, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Class of 2026 Called to Empathy and Healing as They Begin Medical Studies

This week, members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2026 became new medical students, entering medicine at a critical and often tumultuous time.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 29, 2022
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SEA-PHAGES Program Teaches Students Science Fundamentals as They Discover Novel Phages

Bacteriophages, also known as phages, are viruses that infect a host bacteria and share traits with all viruses: They require a host cell to reproduce and are specific to particular hosts.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 27, 2022
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Putting Residents Face to Face With Health Care Inequities 

For residents training in specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine, hands-on training is vital when it comes to practicing skills like stabilizing an airway or taking a patient’s medical history. When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however, training all too often happens in a classroom or online, with no real-world experience to reinforce the lessons or allow for learning opportunities.   


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 26, 2022
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New MD-MS Program Prepares Medical Students for Careers in Human Spaceflight 

Space needs doctors, and a new joint MD-MS degree program between the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder is aimed at giving medical students the skills they need to advance human spaceflight.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 22, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2022

Much of medicine has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two and a half years, and medical school is no exception. The 181 students who graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine today have seen their learning and training profoundly altered by the health crisis, and they enter residency in a medical landscape still dealing with the pandemic and its aftermath.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 27, 2022
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Research    Students    Brain and Spinal Cancer    CU Medicine Today

Mentorship for the Win  

Sanjana Bukkapatnam, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, scored a victory in April when her paper on her glioblastoma research took first place in the National Poster Competition at the American College of Physicians Conference in Chicago. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Graduation 2022

For the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2022, the past two years have been filled with many twists and turns as normal life was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges these students have faced to balance school, clinical training, and personal life have demanded much of them.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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From the Sea to the Scalpel 

It was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, aboard a Navy ship bound for the Middle East, that Josh Abolarin’s journey to medical school began.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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A Winding Road of Experience Leads Lifelong Learner through Medical School

Dottie Stearns’ road to medical school curved across San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, where she learned through studying Cyclura rileyi iguanas that it’s possible to survive a mass extinction event by burrowing.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 16, 2022
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Leaning Into the Ambiguity of Human Experience

During his summers as an undergraduate student, Zaid Al Bahrani worked as a counselor at Camp Kesem in Ohio, a weeklong overnight camp for children impacted by a parent’s cancer diagnosis.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 13, 2022
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A Journey Into Holistic Health

It was a few years before Kiyomi Daoud started college at Harvard University that her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As devastating as it was watching her grandmother’s struggle, Daoud found herself not only curious about the neurologic process her grandmother was going through, but also how her grandmother’s condition was affecting her grandfather, her parents, her sister, and herself.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Students Honor Those Who Donated Their Bodies for Anatomy Education

Eunice Spackman was born on her family’s high plains homestead near Akron, Colorado. She rode a horse two miles to and from school each day, a path so familiar that the horse wouldn’t deviate from it even when she wanted to go visit a friend.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 22, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Remains in U.S. News Top 10 for Medical Schools 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine continues to rank among the top 10 medical schools in the country for primary care, according to numbers released today by U.S. News and World Report. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 29, 2022
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Match Day Ceremony Reveals Residency Locations for Graduating Students at CU School of Medicine  

After four often-grueling years of medical school, more than 150 fourth-year students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine took the next step in their medical journey Friday.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 18, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Match Day 2022

Match Day, when medical students are matched with the residency program they will begin after graduation, is the culmination of four years of hard work and sacrifice.

It's a time-honored tradition that many medical students dream about. You receive a message, you open it, and suddenly it seems like everything in your life changes. For medical students who are about to graduate, Match Day is a career-defining moment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 16, 2022
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Lessons Learned on the Football Field Translate to Medical Studies and Residency

For anyone who’s never done two-a-days in the August heat or faced down an opposing defensive lineman, the parallels between a football field and a health care clinic might not seem immediately obvious.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 14, 2022
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CU Medical Student Stephanie Nwagwu Pursues Her Passion for Public Health 

Even during her toughest days of medical school, when long nights of studying turned into long days on her feet in the hospital, one thing kept Stephanie Nwagwu going: her passion to care for underserved communities. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2022
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First-Generation Medical Student Hopes to Bring More Mentorship to Medicine

As if medical school wasn’t challenging enough, Amira Otmane and her classmates in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2024 have also had to contend with beginning their medical education during a worldwide pandemic.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date January 21, 2022
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Family Motivates Mission to Break Down Health Barriers

Growing up and watching her dad dress in slightly mismatched suits and ties, Jasmin Torres smiled as she witnessed his fashion choices. While a fond memory of her childhood, she eventually learned her father’s fashion wasn’t a quirk, but rather a result of color blindness.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date January 12, 2022
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Grandmother’s Experiences During World War II Influence Student’s Decision to Pursue Medicine

Rebecca Henkind grew up seeing the example of her grandmother’s volunteer work with people experiencing homelessness – at the Flemington (New Jersey) Area Food Pantry and with Flemington Presbyterian Church’s shelter.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 07, 2022
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Ava Swenson Balances Medicine With History and Art

Even as a premed student at the University of Minnesota, Ava Swenson knew that to feel truly fulfilled in her medical career, she would need to find ways to indulge her loves of art and history along the way.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 28, 2021
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Military Lessons Translate to Medical Studies for Former U.S. Navy Pilot

There’s a saying in U.S. Navy aviation: No fast hands in a cockpit. That means if a warning light comes on or anything else happens to indicate an emergency, the pilot doesn’t immediately start poking buttons or yanking levers. They pause, they take a breath, they assess the situation, and then they respond.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 11, 2021
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Community    Students    CU Medicine Today

On the Job Training

When Jay Lemery, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine, launched the Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship in 2017, he started with a recently graduated emergency medicine fellow working in the CU Department of Emergency Medicine.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date November 04, 2021
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White Coats for Black Lives Holds Annual Die-In to Emphasize Need for Action in Addressing Racism

The wind kicked up as soon as everyone “died,” cold and fierce around the dozens of students, faculty members, and staff members lying on the concrete and browning grass.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 27, 2021
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‘The Human Touch’ Puts the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s Artistic Talent on Display

On page 52, third-year medical student Hayley Specht explores the dual nature of doctoring in her poignant poem “Blackbeard, MD.”


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 05, 2021
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White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Members of the Class of 2025

The 184 members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Class of 2025 were welcomed into the medical profession Friday at the traditional White Coat Ceremony on campus. The group of first-year medical students heard from several speakers before ascending the stage to receive the white coats and stethoscopes that mark the beginning of their new academic journey.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 30, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Holds Commencement for the Class of 2021

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Hooding & Oath Ceremony took place Friday, May 28, 2021, at 9 a.m. Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the in-person ceremony was limited to the 184 members of the class of 2021, their personal CU School of Medicine faculty hooders, and up to two vaccinated guests each. The event was also livestreamed for friends and family members unable to attend in person.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 28, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Graduation 2021

After a year of many celebrations being held virtually, the University of Colorado School of Medicine will celebrate this year's graduates with an intimate hooding and oath ceremony on Friday, May 28, 2021.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 25, 2021
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Sharing a Special Moment With a Mentor

If she wanted to be hooded by her most important mentor, University of Colorado School of Medicine student Sara Delenn Graves knew she couldn’t wait until graduation.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 21, 2021
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Coming Home, Giving Back and Paying it Forward

For Simon Feseha, attending the University of Colorado School of Medicine was a little bit like coming home.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 18, 2021
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From Operating Room to Great Outdoors, Graduate Looks Back on Med School Experience

With graduation approaching, Eliza Baird-Daniel is looking forward to returning to her hometown of Seattle, Washington, to begin her residency. Baird-Daniel came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning her undergraduate degree in neurobiology from Cornell University. We sat down with her to find out why she went into medicine, what she hopes to accomplish in the future, and what advice she’d give to new medical students.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 14, 2021
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Exploring the World Leads to Medicine

Gavi Roda’s journey to medicine was seeded at a young age but didn’t fully blossom until her teenage years. As a child, she traveled frequently with her parents, Veralex and Greg Roda. Her family crisscrossed the world and moved more than eight times, including living in Singapore for four years, before finding a home in Broomfield, Colorado.


Author Chanthy Na | Publish Date May 10, 2021
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A Game-Changing New Curriculum at the CU School of Medicine

The Class of 2025, whose members arrive on campus in July to begin their first year of medical school, will usher in a new era at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It will be the first class to experience a reimagined curriculum aimed at getting students into hospitals earlier and connecting them with patients in a more meaningful way, with a renewed focus on community engagement and social determinants of health.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 20, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Students    Vaccinations

CU Medical Student Helps Streamline COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Events

When COVID-19 struck during his first year of medical school in 2020, Michael Skaggs was still a few years away from being able to provide clinical care to patients. But he was right on time to put his skills as a former engineer and whitewater rafting company manager to work.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 23, 2021
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Medical School Students Celebrate Virtual Match Day

For the second year in a row, the University of Colorado School of Medicine Match Day celebration was hosted virtually for students, faculty, staff, family, and friends due to the pandemic. Instead of a mad dash to retrieve an envelope from a bulletin board, like the Match Day Jeff Druck, MD, assistant dean of student affairs, experienced, this year’s Match announcement was replaced by an email that promptly hit inboxes at 10 a.m. MDT on Friday, March 19.


Author Emma Brokaw | Publish Date March 22, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Match Day 2021

It's a time-honored tradition that many medical students dream about. You receive a message, you open it, and suddenly it seems like everything in your life changes. For medical students who are about to graduate, Match Day is a career-defining moment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 19, 2021
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Colorado Native Takes Global Approach to Medicine

Some kids dread a visit to the doctor’s office, but Sanju Garimella always loved it. In fact, she loved it so much that she spent a day shadowing her pediatrician for a fifth-grade class assignment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 18, 2021
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A Passion for Providing Care for Underserved Communities

With Match Day approaching, Michael Levy is looking forward to finding out where he will spend the next four years during his residency. Michael came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning his undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 16, 2021
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An Athlete’s Journey Into Medicine

Khyla Burrows wants to pay it forward. Physicians helped the fourth-year medical student through her share of injuries when she was a young ski racer growing up in Winter Park, Colorado.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 11, 2021
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Waiting on a Hometown Match

As Anthony Scott awaits Match Day on March 19, when he’ll find out where he will spend the next four years as a resident in psychiatry, he doesn’t find his mind wandering far. Scott, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Colorado School of Medicine, hopes to stay on the Anschutz Medical Campus for his residency, working with some of the same physicians and faculty members he trained with as a medical student.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Sees Applications Double Over Five Years

Even amid an increase in medical school applications across the country, the University of Colorado School of Medicine stands out. Outpacing the rise at most other medical schools, the CU School of Medicine has seen its number of applications double in the past five years, jumping 35% in the past year alone, compared to an increase of 18% nationwide. More than 14,000 candidates from around the world applied for one of just 184 seats in the class of 2025.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 12, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Holds Virtual Commencement for the Class of 2020

Although the campus remained quiet for this year’s commencement ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine graduates celebrated at home with family and friends. This year’s new (pomp and) circumstance brought the School of Medicine community together virtually to celebrate the class of 2020 and their resilience during this time of adversity.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 22, 2020
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