Anschutz Medical Campus
Pre-doctoral Mentoring Program

Receive one-on-one mentorship from an Anschutz Medical Campus doctoral student and attend virtual professional development workshops!


The AMC Pre-doc Mentoring Program is a one-one-one mentorship program where students interested in pursuing MD, PhD, or MD PhD programs are paired with an Anschutz Medical Campus doctoral student (MD, PhD, or MD PhD student) for one-on-one monthly meetings. In addition to mentorship, students will attend virtual programming events on professional development. Our goal is to help pre-doctoral students gain admission into the program of their dreams.

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AMC Pre-doc Mentoring Program

What do we offer?

A business meeting

Professional Development Workshops

This program will help you learn about applying to and succeeding in graduate school through virtual professional development workshops. You will have the opportunity to rank your top three workshops such as How to choose between MD, PhD, and MD PhD programs, Application tips/tricks, How to read a scientific paper,  Career Panel, Mock interviews etc

Colleagues Working Together


Through this program, you will be assigned to a mentor (MD, PhD, or MD PhD Doctoral student) who most aligns with your career interests and needs. This mentor will serve as a resource as you explore potential career paths and navigate applications!

Business Consultation


This program will enable you to be mentored by a graduate student in the MD, PhD, or MD PhD program as well as introduce you to Admissions Committee members, panelists, and many more people who will be able to offer guidance on applying and succeeding in graduate school. 

Logistics of the Program

Program Dates:

  • Deadline to apply: September 26th at 5pm

  • Notice of program acceptance: End of September 

  • Program runs offfically from October through May with three professional development workshops


Who should apply?

  • You will be required to check-in with your mentor at least monthly (virtually, by phone, or in person). 

  • You will rank the times and specific professional workshops that most interest you. These three virtual professional development workshops will be required.

  • Enthusiastic individuals interested in a career related to the biological sciences with a desire to pursue a doctoral degree.

  • We are especially seeking applications from students of backgrounds that have been historically excluded from scientific careers and/or have faced barriers when entering these careers.

Application Deadline Extended to September 26th at 5pm

Please note that we have extended the deadline to September 26th at 5pm. Feel free to contact us with any questions — we are happy to help.

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University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA