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.
CLAS HEALTH CAREERS ADVISING: YOUR #1 RESOURCE
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.
SEMINARS, EVENTS & RESOURCES:
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.
Academic Development Workshops
Spring 2016 semester academic development workshops from the Learning Resources
Center (LRC). Students are welcome to set up individual appointments for
these same topics or assistance with other academic success strategies by
calling the LRC front desk at 303-315-3531.
Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
ESOL Conversation Group
ESOL Pronunciation Workshop
ESOL Tutoring Schedule
vists from the CU school of dental medicine, the Univerity of Colorado Skaggs
Schools of Pharmacy, and the University of Colorado Colege of Nursing:
School of Dental Medicine will have an admissions person here on the
second and fourth Monday of the month from 11:00am to 3:00pm, NC 3002A,
starting with Monday, February 8th
The University of Colorado Skaggs Schools of
Pharmacy will have a representative here on the second and fourth
Wednesday of the month, NC 3002A from 1:00pm-4:00pm starting with Wednesday,
of Colorado College of Nursing will
have a representative here once a month from 3:00pm-6:00pm, NC 3002A on these
dates: Tuesday, February 9th, Thursday, March 3rd, and Wednesday, April
A. Gilman International Scholarship
are due March 1, 2016
going on a 4-week or longer study abroad program this summer or fall 2016 may
be eligible to apply! Students must be a US Citizen and a Pell Grant
recipient at the time of application.
more information visit: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Career Center Events and Workshops Spring 2016
National Survey of Student Engagement (NESSE)
spring CU Denver freshmen and seniors have the opportunity to complete the
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE assesses student
engagement, how much time and effort students put into educational activities,
the outcomes of their experiences, and the opportunities that an institution
provides to those students.
and seniors will receive an e-mail message directly from the NSSE organization
on February 16th, 2016, inviting them to participate. Not only
will your participation help shape the educational experience for CU Denver
students, but those that complete the survey by March 11, 2016, will be
eligible to win one of thirty $50 Amazon gift cards.
2016 Portal Now Accepting Applications
showcase your research or creative activities at the annual Student Research
and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) to be held on Friday, April
29, 2016, in the Student Commons Building on the Denver Campus.
and Graduate students from both the Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical
Campus are eligible to participate in
the symposium. This is an opportunity to present your research, creative, and
other scholarly activities to an audience of peers, faculty, family, and
visitors in a professionally relevant setting. Last year, over 200
students representing most schools and colleges on both campuses participated
CU Denver student involved in mentored research, creative, or other
scholarly activities during Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016
semesters are invited to participate at RaCAS 2016. Students may choose to present their scholarly work in any
of a variety of formats including, but not restricted to:
Exhibits, such as
sculpture, photography, design
Video, streaming media,
websites Oral presentations, including
non-traditional formats ·
Performances, such as readings,
composition, and monologs
Save the Date: 12th Annual Latino
March 31 9:00 am – 5:00 pm St. Cajetan’s
the life, legacy, and leadership of Cesar Chavez. Education &
Activism in the 21st Century.
Save the Date: 2016 CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Awards
April 21 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
honor of Rosa Parks' legacy as a champion for Civil Rights, the
University of Colorado Denver’s Educational Opportunity Programs office is
pleased to honor the CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Awards. Presented
annually, this award recognizes faculty, staff, students, and community
members/organizations who help to accomplish the university’s strategic
priority to enhance diversity university-wide and foster a culture of inclusion
on campus and/or within the surrounding community. We will present two
awards in each category (faculty, staff, student, and community) at an awards
luncheon on April 21, 2015, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Save the Date: Diversity Networking Event
March 15 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
professional networking event for students to network with community members
and learn how their cultural heritage is an asset.
of Colorado Palliative Care and Aging Research Training (T32) Program
are open for the University of Colorado Palliative Care and Aging
Research Training (T32) Program fellows. Supported by the
National Institute on Aging (NIA), the goal of this research training program
is to prepare postdoctoral (Ph.D. and MD/DO) fellows for careers as palliative
care researchers. We have one opening in January 2017 and one opening in
August 2017. Applications for the first cycle are due by February
Click here to view the flyer
Click here to view the application
Click here to visit the website
candidates should contact Dr. Jean Kutner (PI) firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an
Community Needs You
you know, heart disease and diabetes disproportionately affect racial/ethnic
minorities. Education can lead to empowerment and improvement in outcomes. Drs.
Byron Conner and Terri Richardson of Kaiser Health have organized weekly health
outreach programs at local barbershops in Aurora and Denver. We need
your help in signing up to volunteer at a weekend event. The time
commitment is only 4 hours and involves providing education about lifestyle and
health management at the barbershop. Nurses and other volunteers will also
obtain BP and glucose readings for participants. Events occur every weekend.
Dr. Byron Connor at email@example.com or Khadijah
Breathett at Khadijah.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can also visit the website at http://www.bbshopcolorado.com.
Care Ultrasound & Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado Emergency Department is excited to offer a hands
on course in Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Emergency Medicine for all
pre-health undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. This course is ideal
for anyone interested in learning more Point-of-Care ultrasound and the
application process to medical school or any other health professions graduate
deadline is June 10
deadline is July 29
contact with questions,
Wilson, DO MPH
Director for Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course for Undergraduates
2016 MCAT SCHEDULE
Please click here for the complete 2016 MCAT Schedule.
Hey UCD Pre-Meds!
Planning on taking the 2016 MCAT? Want to be taught by
current medical students? Want to pay half the cost of other prep courses?
Check out the MCAT Cooperative: www.mcatcooperative.com
Affordable MCAT preparation for the students, by the students.
Our program is taught by medical students and organized by
both pre-medical and medical students. Additionally, we offer mentorship and
application assistance from ...