VENTURE 17             - Private Education for the Medical Arts and Sciences

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The definitive list of colleges and universities in Colorado Springs which offer Doctoral Degrees in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Allied Health and Paramedical Sciences.

Rocky Vista Auditorium 

Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine; Colorado's private medical college.


The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The fastest growing university in Colorado, UCCS began out enrolling the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2016.


Pikes Peak Community College offers undergraduate degrees in Radiology Technology, and Nursing.

The University of Colorado, at Colorado Springs, College of Medicine, at The Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences.


The following graduate programs are considered the best in North America. You must hold a Bachelors Degree in Art to be considered for these programs. Each program is two years in length.

Georgia Regents University College of Allied Health Sciences
Medical Illustration Graduate Program

Degree: Master of Science in Medical Illustration (MSMI)

Program Director & Department Chair: Wm. (Bill) M. Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI

Dept. of Medical Illustration, Suite CJ-1101
Georgia Regents University
1120 15th Street

Augusta, GA 30912-0300
Tel: (706) 721-3266

University of Illinois M.S. Degree in Medical Illustration

Degree: Master of Science

Director: John Daugherty, MS, CMI, FAMI

Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program
Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1919 W. Taylor Street, 250 AHSB (MC 530)
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Tel: (312) 996-4975
Fax: (312) 996-8342

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Degree: M.A. Degree

Director: Corinne Sandone, MA, CMI, FAMI

Medical and Biological Illustration Graduate Program
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 7000
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2100

Tel: (410) 955-3213
Fax: (410) 955-1085

University of Toronto

Degree: M.Sc.BMC Degree

Director: Nicholas Woolridge, BFA, BScBMC, MSc, CMI

Biomedical Communications
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. North
Health Sciences Complex, Room 308
Mississauga, ON Canada L5L 1C6

Tel: (905) 569-4849
Fax: (905) 569-4847

Additional information on any school may be obtained by writing to the program director.

Free Online learning tools for Anatomy, Physiology, Hematology, Radiology, Microbiology, and more.
Get Body Smart new, evolving, and robust instructional website dedicated to anatomy and physiology .
Visible Body An excellent 3D anatomy tool by subscription.
E-Anatomy An excellent Radiologic and Imaging anatomy tool, also by subscription.
The American Society of Hematology, Image Library  The best hematology atlas in the world. Many of the hematology images used by The Conservatory are from this site.
The MyPACS Teaching File for Radiologic Images A vast resource of medical imaging and radiographs.
Cool Microbiology Websites A dynamic website offering instructional links to medical microbiology, including bacteriology; parasitology; mycology; and virology.

Don't forget about Google Scholar and its peripherals as a highly efficient Scholastic search engine.

Do you really rest when you're supposed to be resting? If you are a medical student , nursing student or resident; an ICU nurse or medical technologist, you do shift work. All Healthcare providers do shift work at on point or another during their career.

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For Research: We recomend to all of our students beginning in research and writing projects for our courses to utilize the free resource to scientific projects and writing,


Don't forget about The National Institutes of Health, for the State of the Art, and the research conducted at the Tip of the Sword.


We cannot emphasize enough, the importance of academic completeness and certification in all medical professions. Always move forward with your expertise.
The Association of American Medical Colleges. Links for American medical schools and the Medical College Admissions Test.
ANCCThe American Nurses Credentialing Center. Academics, Society membership, Continuing Education, and Certification in Nursing. 
AMTThe American Medical Technologists. Credentialing and Certification for Medical Technologists, and Medical Laboratory Technicians.
The American Association of Medical Assistants. Links for Academics, Credentialing, and Certification.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association