Selection Criteria

Applicant Pool

For the 2020-2021 application season, we had 14,106 primary applications from AMCAS and reviewed 8,549 completed applications. Of the completed applications, approximately 7% of these came from residents of the state of Colorado. 

The Admissions Committee interviewed 744 applicants for our incoming class of 2025. In the entering CUSOM Class of 2025, 55% identify as female and 45% identify as male or non-binary. The average age of the class is 25 years old. 8% of the class is 30 years old or older.

Our Admissions Process

Secondary applications are requested from selected candidates. We do not send secondary applications to all applicants. Once the secondary application is completed and the $100 secondary application fee is paid (waived for FAP applicants), files are reviewed for consideration for interview. 

Applicants are required to obtain three to five letters of recommendation to support their candidacy for admission. Students are interviewed on Fridays. Interviews begin in September and conclude in February. Interviews are conducted in a mixed format - interviews for the 2021-2022 season will be virtual.

Office of Admissions Contact Information 

  • Jeffrey SooHoo, MD, MBA
    Assistant Dean of Admissions 
  • Haylee Shacklock, MHA
    Director of Medical Education and Student Affairs 
  • Karina Goodwin, MA
    Admissions Manager
  • Lamar Cherry
    ​Senior Admissions Specialist 
  • Isabella Jaramillo
    ​Admissions Professional​

Building 500, First Floor
Mailing Address: 13001 E. 17th Place, Mailstop C292
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-6407
Fax: 303-724-8028