COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute

The COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute is one of two parts of COAHEC H.O.P.E., where high school students travel to both the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus in July of each year.

Students will live and eat at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus and travel to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for three days of programming.

The curriculum is developed by COAHEC and delivered by the following staff and faculty of:

• Children’s Hospital of Colorado

• Colorado Area Health Education Center

• University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

• UCHealth System

• University of Colorado Colorado Springs Hbyl Sports Medicine Center

• University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Nursing, and among additional entities

Learning and activities will include: the Anatomy in Clay® learning system; hands-on workshops; presentations from faculty, staff, and students, from a variety of schools and programs at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; a cadaver lab experience; and tours of the University of Colorado Anschutz and Colorado Springs campuses. Student will experience community building and a special graduation at the end. For more information about this program please contact Dyllon Mills, Community Health Programs Associate at Southwestern Colorado AHEC, at dyllon.mills@swcahec.org or info@swcahec.org.

Eligibility & How to Apply

High school students, grade levels 9th through 12th, with interest in healthcare or health sciences careers are encouraged to apply. Students who complete all sessions of COAHEC H.O.P.E. Program increase their chance of acceptance into COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute.

2023 COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute

2023 COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute will take place the 9th through 15th of July 2023. At this time, registration has not begun. Please check back in the Spring of 2023 to register.

Watch Short Clips of Students from the 2021-22 COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute.

The following video shares the experiences from students who participated in the 2022 COAHEC H.O.P.E. Institute.