About Us

Advancing Science, Improving Care

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, one of the nation’s newest health care campuses. Innovative architecture fosters collaboration among students, researchers and clinicians and extends to two world-class campus hospitals: UCHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado.


  • More than 2 million adult and pediatric patients a year served
  • Industry partners located in the adjacent Fitzsimons Innovation Community
  • Campus site totals 256 acres of land including clinical, research and education zones
  • A model across the nation for the successful redevelopment of a decommissioned U.S. Army facility
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In 2006, in recognition of a series of gifts from The Anschutz Foundation, the University of Colorado announced that its Aurora campus would be named the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Mission Statement

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

Education – through the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs for medical students, allied health students, graduate students, residents and fellows, 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 public and community health, health policy and health sciences education;

Clinical care – through state-of-the-art clinical programs which reflect the unique educational and scholarly environment of the University, as well as the needs of the patients and communities it serves; and

Community collaborations – by forming partnerships with the broader community, learning from the experiences of community members and sharing the School’s expertise and knowledge, in order to promote healthier and more resilient communities, address the social, environmental and economic determinants of health, and advocate for health equity.

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