Rural Hospital Experience

P2 student Hannah Bracken shares her experience working at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, CO during her Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience.


Rural Colorado Native

Dr. David Gurule, PharmD, '16, was born and raised in rural Colorado. He is currently a clinical pharmacist for Valley-Wide Health Systems working in 5 different outpatient clinics.


Rural Colorado Rotation

P4 Chase Allen shares his experience, from developing antimicrobial guidelines to all the free hotdogs he could eat, while in Trinidad, Colorado as part of his Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience. 


Rural Colorado Scholarships

The School of Pharmacy offers generous scholarships to individuals committed to practicing in a rural area, such as the $10,000 National Western Stock Show Scholarship.


Colorado Commitment

Every CU pharmacy student completes at least two rural Colorado rotations, between the IPPE Health-System, the advanced IPPE and APPEs, that expose them to the unique challenges and rewards of rural healthcare.


Experiential Opportunities

It’s not just the scenery that attracts pharmacy students to rural locations. A smaller environment allows for unique training and mentoring opportunities.


Rural Immersion Week

Each year interprofessional teams of students from across the Anschutz Medical Campus experience a “boots-on-the- ground” immersion experience in one of the many rural communities that the campus supports.


Rural Alumni Leadership

As a Pharmacy Alumni Board Member and Director of Pharmacy for Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Dr. Deborah Gallegos is committed to advancing pharmacy services and patient safety in rural settings.