Students at the Fort Collins Branch Campus are full members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine class but are also members of the CSU campus and community as they live and work in Fort Collins for their medical school experience. Interested applicants can self-select to be considered for our Branch during the application process. Our smaller, interactive classroom style and immersion into the Fort Collins community matches the learning and living philosophy of students who join us.
Students from two additional LICs, Longmont and Greeley, are considered part of our extended family as they join us during their clinical year for didactics and more with our students.
|Class Year||Number of Students|
Greeley LIC Longmont LIC
Class of 2026
My name is Mara, and I am a member of Mvskoke nation coming to Fort Collins from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am excited to begin my journey in medicine to learn how to address the health concerns of indigenous communities, which often suffer from unfortunate health disparities. I am especially excited about being at the Fort Collins Branch because the One Health emphasis on the shared environment of plants, animals, and humans is something that I feel will be useful when working within the tribal health system as these concepts reflect some of the values held within these communities. Outside of work, I love hiking with my two dogs, and we look forward to being minutes away from the mountains!
Hello, my name is Adam and I think of myself as a dad, partner, student, cat-parent, and veteran. At 29 years old, my journey through life has taught me that there are no metrics more important than our connection to other people. As a Fort Collins local for 9 years, I am exceptionally excited to attend the Fort Collins CUSOM Branch. Being a new parent, I have felt that CUSOM recognizes the value of prioritizing both education and my home life. From personal experience, this town has a knack for bringing out the best in people, and I cannot wait to learn from this institution, distinguished for its excellence and service to a community that I love.
Class of 2025
Originally from Oregon, Caitlyn spent the last decade as an outdoor science educator before joining the Fort Collins branch. In her spare time, Caitlyn enjoys gardening, hiking with her husband and new rescue dog, and playing roller derby. Her favorite parts of living in Fort Collins are how walkable the town is (so many great trails and things to do!) and how supportive & welcoming the community here has been.
Nick F. and Lizzy G.
Our names are Nick and Lizzy and we are lucky enough to be attending medical school alongside one another and our stubborn Siberian Husky! Nick is originally from Texas but has lived all over the country chasing a childhood dream of playing junior
and college hockey. Out of the many places Nick has lived, Fort Collins tops them all! Cycling, hiking, playing recreational hockey – there are ample opportunities to do anything and everything in this quirky place. Lizzy was born and
grew up in Barcelona but has lived in several US cities since junior high. She was a swimmer in college and is hoping to start training for longer swims regularly at Horsetooth Reservoir (once the weather allows)! Aside from staying active,
we both particularly enjoy walking through Old Town and trying new coffee shops, restaurants, and the occasional brew from one of our many local breweries!
P.S. FoCo is also a super doggo friendly town!
LIC Class of 2024
My name is Natasha Garamani, and I am a medical student in the Class of 2024. I grew up in southern California--the better half of California--and am thoroughly enjoying Colorado! I opted to be in the Fort Collins area for the more individualized experience and in the hopes of gaining exposure to medicine outside of large academic settings. The LIC has been wonderful so far: I was pleasantly surprised by just how caring, attentive, and thorough my preceptors have been. There is genuine excitement in the community to teach us medical students, which has really set us up for success. This has also allowed me to cultivate relationships with potential mentors much more easily. Currently, I am thinking I will go into Internal Medicine or Psychiatry, but I have yet to make any decisions. Many other specialties are still on the table, so I look forward to exploring!
My name is Shea Shipton and I, along with my wife and 4 children, have been participating in the Fort Collins LIC program for five months. We chose to come here from main campus for a more tight-knit environment, my wife desiring a closer connection with the community and me wanting more one-on-one training with my preceptors. I came with the desire to pursue anesthesia knowing I would have plenty of opportunities for personalized development and the experience has been fantastic!
LIC Class of 2023
Amelia is from Estes Park, Colorado and is passionate about community engagement and emergency medicine. She was ecstatic to return to the Fort Collins LIC after completing her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at CSU. Amelia found the integrated curriculum to be the perfect blend of incorporating themes across specialties, community engagement, and working one-on-one with attendings for amazing training. She will be applying to emergency medicine for residency with career goals to work in a critical-access emergency department and incorporate EMS directorship into her practice. Outside of medicine, Amelia can be found swimming, running with her Siberian Husky, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Sterling Lee is an upcoming 4th year student who is hoping to pursue diagnostic radiology. He chose Fort Collins to perform his clerkships to acquire a more intimate mentorship with his attendings and gain a more personalized medical experience. His most enjoyable memories were taking ownership of his patients and forming an everlasting relationship with the community. In his free time, you can find him working out at your local gym or playing the piano.”
|Student Name||Residency Match Location|
|John-Michael B.||Grand Strand South Carolina - Internal Medicine|
|Peter B.||University of Illinois - Chicago - Internal Medicine|
|Eli F.||University of Utah - Internal Medicine|
|Madison H.||Virginia Mason Washington - General Surgery|
|Frankie J.||Fort Collins Family Medicine|
|Ben M.||University of Arizona - Tucson - Internal Medicine|
|Chayce W.||Riverside Community - Internal Medicine|
|Sophia W.||St. Joseph's Preliminary Surgery - CU Dermatology|
|Emily W.||Oregon Health & Science University - OBGYN|