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Health Careers

Planning for a Career in Health Care

The extensive information provided on this site was compiled by Dr. Charles Ferguson to help students improve their chances of success in health-related careers. You'll find resources to help you assess your personal fit with specific careers. You'll also find tips for getting into medical school and other health-related programs.    


Dr. Charles Ferguson, Dr. Kent Nofsinger and Denise Leberer are available to assist in planning a course of study designed to improve your chances of success in the health career of your choice and Trishia Vasquez​ is available by appointment for the BA/BS MD program. For additional resources please click here.  For general information please call 303-352-3648 or click on the links above for Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Nofsinger, Denise and Trishia's walk-in office hours for advising.


The information below lists current events, seminars and resources that may be of particular interest for students pursuing a career in the Health Professions. To see University events and seminars happening on the Denver and Anschutz campus, please click here


Please check back later for seminar information


CU College of Nursing
April 21, 3:00p-6:00p, NC 3103a
If anyone isworking on nursing school prerequisites, or even considering nursing school – come and talk with the University of Colorado College of Nursing representative from the Anschutz Medical Campus.  Amy will be here tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, from 3:00pm-6:00pm in North Classroom Building, Room 3103A!

This is a good opportunity to meet her and get some of your questions answered by an expert! She is also willing to look at your transcripts.

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
April 22, 1:00p-4:00p, NC 3103A
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences representative will be here on campus this week on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00pm-4:00pm to talk with you!  Edward will be in the North Classroom Building, Room 3103A.  You can bring in your transcripts if you would like him to review them with you!  If you are trying to decide if you want to pursue pharmacy as a career, this is also for you!

Take advantage of his visit while he is here on campus and pass the word along to your friends and classmates who are interested in pharmacy!


Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 4:00p through Sunday, May 31, 2015, 5:00p

Are you ready for the new MCAT 2015 Exam?  Prepare yourself for the new MCAT content with this course!  MCAT PREP Course targets:

  • Bio-Psycho-Sociologists content taught by PhD Medical Sociologists
  • A 3 day intensive preparation for behavioral/socaial science section of the MCAT 2015 exam
  •  Addresses  socio-cultural influences on health, health disparities, and social aspects of medicine in a 20 hour weekend format
  • Includes online psychology review modules covering brain regions and functions, the senses, influences on cognitive processes, learning and behavior change, and health impacts of emotions and stress.
$800 program fee covers: study material, lecture notes, and most meals. Registration closes May 14th.  For mor information please click hereMCAT PREP Course Flyer.pdfMCAT PREP Course Flyer.pdf or 
call 303-315-2143.


Many current MCAT prep courses are often prohibitively expensive, setting the difficult task of getting into medical school even further out of reach.To combat this, we designed an affordable program that focuses on a comprehensive review of content with a consistent focus on doing well on the entrance exam.

Please visit us online at . If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:​​​