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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

At a Glance: Anschutz Medical Campus


AMC Total: 1,965

Dental Medicine: 67
Medicine: 1,708
Nursing: 65
Pharmacy: 65
Public Health: 60



Graduate School:

†Students below are shared with the Graduate School

School of Dental Medicine: 311

Dental Students Subtotal: 202
General Practice Residency Subtotal: 9
International Student Program Subtotal: 60
Orthodontics Subtotal: 31
Periodontics Subtotal: 9

School of Medicine: 1,265

Medical Students Subtotal: 614
Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Subtotal: 151
†Graduate Students Subtotal: 324
Child Health Associate/Physician Asst Students Subtotal: 120
Nondegree Students Subtotal: 56

College of Nursing: 707

DNP Students Subtotal: 47
†MS, PhD Graduate Students Subtotal: 244
Undergraduate Students Subtotal: 416

School of Pharmacy: 623

PharmD Students Subtotal: 571
†Graduate Student Subtotal: 52

Colorado School of Public Health: 362

MPH Students Subtotal: 166
†Graduate Student Subtotal: 64
Nondegree Students Subtotal: 132

Anschutz Medical Campus Total: 3,159

Degree Programs


§ Programs below are shared with the Graduate School


Dental Surgery: DDS


Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics: PhD§
Cancer Biology: PhD§
Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development: PhD§
Child Health Associate/Physician Assisstant: MPAS
Clinical Science: MSCS, PhD§
Computational Bioscience: PhD§
Genetic Counseling: MS§
Human Medical Genetics: PhD§
Immunology: PhD§
Medical Science: BS
Medicine: MD
Microbiology: PhD§
Molecular Biology: PhD§
Neuroscience: PhD§
Pharmacology: PhD§
Physical Therapy: DPT
Physiology: PhD§
Reproductive Sciences: PhD§
Structural Biology and Biophysics: PhD§


Nursing: BS, MS§, DNP, PhD§


Pharmaceutical Sciences: PhD§
Pharmacy : PharmD
Toxicology: PhD§


Biostatistics: MS§
Epidemiology: PhD§
Health Services Research: PhD§
Public Health: MPH, DrPH











National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rankings

In 2008, the School of Pharmacy ranked third in percentage of PharmD faculty with NIH funding; third in the nation for NIH individual grant awards per PhD faculty; and ninth in the nation for total NIH funding.

Together with its five affiliated hospital partners, the School of Medicine ranks fourth of 75 public medical schools in the country for NIH research expenditures (14th of 125 among all U.S. medical schools).

Physical Therapy Program has provided 60 consecutive years of accredited physical therapy education.


Bragging Rights

U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools: See UC Denver Quick Facts .

One of the country’s most selective schools of dental medicine.

Colorado’s only allopathic School of Medicine.

Region’s only school of public health.

The College of Nursing instituted the first nurse practitioner and school nurse programs in the U.S.

College of Nursing had the first doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program in the Rocky Mountain region, and one of the first 10 DNP programs in the U.S.

Medical students collectively donate 22,000 hours of community service each year.

The Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program is the only pediatric physician assistant program in the country.

The College of Nursing has a 30-year history of distance education—with more than 50% of courses available online today.

Sidney Altman, PhD, 1989 Nobel Prize Winner in chemistry is an alumnus of the Graduate School.

College of Nursing PhD program initiated in 1978 with over 200 graduates worldwide in nursing research and leadership positions.


Student Organizations

Academy of Students of Pharmacy/ASP-APHA

All aBout Couples—ABCAlternatives in Science

American Association of Dental Education

American Association of Women Dentists

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

American Student Dental Association

American Medical Student Association/AMSA

Christian Health Fellowship

Colorado School of Public Health Student Council

Colorado Society for Health-Systems Pharmacists

Colorado Student Nurses Association
Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (CAIMSIG)

CU Student Nurses Association (CUSNA)

Cycling Team

Dental Student Council

Dental Student Fraternities: Alpha Omega, Delta Sigma Delta

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Graduate Student Council

Health Professionals for Social Responsibility

Medical Student Council

Melomania—HSC Orchestra

National Community Pharmacists Association

Nutrition and Preventive Health Student Interest Group

Oyate—Diversity Student Council

Positive Approaches to Wellness for Students (PAWS)—use of animals/pets in therapy

Pharmacists for Christ

Pharmacy Student Council

Phi Delta Chi—School of Pharmacy

Phi Delta Epsilon—School of Medicine

Phi Lambda Sigma/Alpha Xi Chapter—Pharmacy

Phi Rho Sigma

Prism—GLBTI and Supporters

Reproductive Health Interest Group

Rho Chi—Pharmacy Honor Society

Rural Health Network

Sigma Theta Tau—International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Kappa Chapter-At-Large

Silver Society—Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Student Society

Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)

Student Interest Group in Neurology

Student National Medical Association

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Student Senate—HSC Student Governance

Students for Global Health




*Fall 2009 census enrollment data           ‡Fiscal Year 2008-2009 data