Special Programs

We offer two special programs for pre-health students at CU-Boulder:

The Medical Scholars Program

CU Boulder participates in an “early assurance” program with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This program is highly competitive; just a few high-achieving sophomores who are committed to a career in medicine are accepted each year. If you think you might qualify, refer to the Medical Scholars page for more information.

Formal "Career Changer" Post-Baccalaureate Program

An intensive, one-year program designed for highly motivated, highly academically qualified college graduates who want to complete all of the science prerequisites for medical school. For more information and to apply, visit the Formal Post-Bacc Program’s webpage through the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

Note that it is also possible to complete post-baccalaureate studies at CU-Boulder on an informal basis, if you are seeking an "Academic Enhancement" post-baccalaureate experience and/or wish to take courses of your own choosing/on your own timeline; refer to our Post-Baccalaureate Students page for more information.