Selection Criteria

Applicant Pool

For the 2019-2020 application season, we had 10,431 primary applications from AMCAS and reviewed 6,847 invited secondary applications. Of the completed applications, approximately 7% of these came from residents of the state of Colorado. 

The Admissions Committee interviewed 706 applicants for our incoming class of 2024. In the entering CUSOM Class of 2024, 57% identify as female and 43% identify as male or non-binary. The average age of the class is 24 years old.  includes 87 men, 97 women, has an average age of 24.6 years. 7% of the class is 30 years old or older.

Process Oriented Aspects of Admissions

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 inSeptember and conclude in early March. Interviews are conducted in a mixed format - interviews for the 2020-2021 season will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office of Admissions Contact Information 

  • Jeffrey SooHoo, MD
    Assistant Dean of Admissions 
  • Haylee Shacklock
    Director of Medical Education and Student Affairs  
  • Hailey Herman
    Student Life Events & 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