Interview Information

University of Colorado PA Program



Congratulations on receiving an interview with the CHA/PA Program!

In the tabs below, you will find information that you will need for your interview with the CHA/PA Program. Please make sure you read each section carefully before your interview. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at pa-info@ucdenver.edu.

Should you have an unforeseen problem the morning of the interview, please call us immediately at 303-724-7963 opt. 3.

Students on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Arriving for your interview

We will meet you at the Anschutz Medical Campus, Building 500, 7th floor. This is where the CHA/PA Program offices are located. Building 500 is the historic hospital building located in the middle of campus. Please see additional information under the "Travel" tab.

You will need to arrive at the program offices no later than 8am. We recommend that you arrive on campus no later than 7:45am to allow ample time for campus navigation and parking. Note that there is ongoing construction on campus, so be sure to leave extra time to navigate through traffic. The visitor lots that are closest to the Building are the Georgetown and Ignacio visitor lots on the north side of Building 500. You can pay for parking through the kiosk in each parking lot. Once you have paid, a receipt will be printed that must be placed on your dashboard. You can also park in the Henderson Garage. You will have to pay upon exit at Henderson. If you park in the garage, please be sure to keep your blue/green entry ticket. The program is not responsible for parking violations.

The Interview Process

At 8:00 AM, you will check in, receive a name badge, and have your photo taken.

CHA/PA uses a mixed format of group and individual interviews. Thirty-six applicants are invited to interview in one of the four interview days that occur in September and October. Applicants will undergo one 15 minute individual interview, one 25 minute group interview, and one 25 minute group exercise. Each applicant will be interviewed by three different teams, consisting of a faculty member and a graduate, preceptor, or a member of the Office of Outreach and Inclusion. Interview questions typically do not have right or wrong answers, and you do not need to be prepared with specific information for the discussions. Applicants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the program through a Clinical and Didactic Presentation as well as a program video and an Admissions Discussion.Current students will join you for lunch and lead a campus tour. Please let us know if you have particular dietary needs at least two weeks before the scheduled interview day; we will do our best to accommodate them. The interview day will end around 3:00pm.

We will offer applicants positions to matriculate a class of 44. Each applicant is accepted, waitlisted, or declined. Admissions decisions will be made on a continuous basis beginning in September and end once the class is filled.

Applicants offered a position in the class must accept or decline the offer no later than the prescribed time in the acceptance letter, generally 10 business days. A nonrefundable tuition deposit of $1,000 must accompany the acceptance in addition to a fee for a criminal background investigation.

Final acceptance and matriculation is contingent upon passing a criminal background investigation, verification of outstanding prerequisites, and receipt of all official transcripts.

Some Helpful Recommendations

We recommend that you eat breakfast prior to your interview. We will provide snacks and beverages during the morning to help you remain relaxed and comfortable. Recommended dress is professional.

Try to relax and be honest! We are trying to get to know more about you.

There will be a walking tour of the campus if you wish to bring comfortable walking shoes and appropriate weather outerwear.

Transportation

We are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora with the main entrance at Colfax and Aurora Court (just west of I-225). We are located on the 7th floor of Building 500 (the historic hospital building) located at 13001 E. 17th Pl., Aurora, CO 80045. If you are using taxi or shuttle service, it is best to enter from the south at Colfax and Aurora Court. There is a drop-off area directly in front of the building. Enter the building and proceed directly ahead to the main elevator to the 7th Floor.

For those driving to the campus, it is best to enter from the north off Peoria and Montview or Fitzsimmons and Montview. You will enter the back of the building if you are parking in the visitor parking lots. The visitor parking lots closest to Building 500 are Ignacio, Henderson, and Georgetown. Proceed down the main hallway to the elevator shaft. You will walk around the elevator shaft to the front passenger elevators to take you to the 7th Floor.


Driving Directions

Parking Map


Airline Reservations

Denver International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes from the campus. We recommend arriving the night before your interview.


What to do in Denver and Colorado

There are many things to do in Denver and Colorado. From skiing to the theater, great shopping to hiking the nature trails, Colorado has something for everybody.

Visit the Travel and Visitor Bureau for Denver to see what is going on in Denver.

To see what all is available to do in Colorado, visit the Colorado Tourism site.

Hotels

Listed below are a sample of local hotels. Rates are subject to availability. Some offer shuttle services to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver International Airport. You should inquire about the shuttle services when making your reservation.

Student Housing

If you are interested in staying with a current PA student the evening before or after your interview, please complete the Host Request Form. After you fill out the form, you will receive a response from a student representative to connect you with a current student. Please fill out this form as soon as possible; at least two weeks before your interview date is preferred. If you have any questions or problems with the form please contact current student Tram Le at Phuong.T.Le@cuanschutz.edu.  Please note, we will do everything possible to arrange a student host for you, but it is not guaranteed. We will let you know if a host has not been arranged so you can find alternate lodging.

 

HotelDistance from CampusAddress and Contact InfoAverage Rate/NightPromo CodeShuttle Service
Springhill Suites MarriottAcross street from campus13400 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011 720-859-1100$157Ask for CU Interviewing Rate;NCWYAnschutz shuttle and Colfax light rail station airport Quick Ride
​Hyatt Regency Aurora​Across street from campus​13200 E 14th Pl, Aurora, CO, 80011 303-365-1234​$159​Anschutz booking code: CR93618​Shuttle to Anschutz
Rodeway Inn​3.5 Miles​4380 East Peoria Denver, CO 303-375-1500​$99-$109Ask for CU RateNo shuttle
Crowne Plaza DIA Airport4.5 Miles15500 East 40th Avenue Denver, CO
303-371-9494
$109UCD/University Hospital Preferred RateOnline rate code: ILWL8DIA & Anschutz campus based upon availability
Doubletree Denver Southeast5.5 Miles​13696 E. Iliff Pl. Aurora, CO 80014 303-337-2800$134Ask for CU Rate​DIA and Anschutz campus
​Residence Inn Marriott​6.0 Miles​4667 N Central Park Blvd, Denver, CO 80238
303-373-3960
​$149​Ask for CU Rate​No shuttle
Renaissance Denver Hotel7.0 Miles3801 Quebec St., Denver, CO 303-399-7500$139UCD RateDIA and within a 2 mile radius of the hotel
Shuttles upon request
Staybridge Suites-Stapleton​7.0 Miles​8101 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238 303-227-3000​$159​Ask for CU Rate​No shuttle
Staybridge Suites DIA10.5 Miles6951 Tower Rd Denver, CO 80249 303-574-0888$129-$139Ask for CU RateNo shuttle
Cambria Suites DIA4.6 Miles16001 E 40th Cir Aurora, CO 80011 303-576-9600$129Ask for Anschutz Medical Campus Preferred RateDIA, Anschutz campus, and Shops at Northfield.