Medical Schools in Colorado

Updated: April 29, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Colorado including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Colorado.

Colorado's medical school will allow you to learn from a large, diverse population base and see many patient presentations. Colorado was an early innovator in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and would be an ideal state to practice in for students interested in researching this emerging area of medicine. As a bonus, Colorado's many opportunities for outdoor activities will appeal to students interested in achieving a healthy work-life balance during medical school and beyond.

Medical Schools in Colorado:

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

The University of Colorado School of Medicine's mission statement is "to provide Colorado, the nation and the world with programs of excellence in:

  • Education - through the provision of educational programs to medical students, allied health students, graduate students and housestaff, practicing health professionals and the public at large;
  • Research - through the development of new knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences, as well as in health policy and health care education;
  • Patient Care - through state-of-the-art clinical programs which reflect the unique educational environment of the University, as well as the needs of the patients it serves; and,
  • Community Service - through sharing the School's expertise and knowledge to enhance the broader community, including our affliated institutions, other healthcare professionals, alumni and other colleagues, and citizens of the state."

Each year, the University of Colorodo School of Medicine receives over 7,000 applications, interviews 700 applicants and enrolls 184 students in the entering class. On average, roughly 50% of the incoming class are Colorado residents. 

Location: Aurora, CO

Course Requirements

  • 8 semester hours - human biology (with lab)
  • 8 semester hours - general chemistry (with lab)
  • 8 semester hours - organic chemistry (with lab)
  • 8 semester hours - general physics (with lab)
  • 6 semester hours - English literature/composition
  • 6 semester hours - College level mathematics

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Computer sciences
  • Genetics
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 511

Average accepted GPA: 3.76

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM)

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine's mission is "to educate and inspire students to become highly competent osteopathic physicians and lifelong learners prepared to meet the diverse healthcare needs of tomorrow through innovative education, relevant research, and compassionate service." Each year, roughly 5100 applicants compete for approximately 160 available positions.

Course Requirements

  • General Biology (12 semester hours including lab)
  • General Chemistry (8 semester hours including lab)
  •  Organic Chemistry (8 semester hours including lab)
  • Biochemistry (3 semester hours)
  • Physics (8 semester hours including lab)
  • English or Literature (6 semester hours)
  • Behavioral or Social Sciences (6 semester hours)

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 506

Average accepted GPA: 3.63

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