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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


 Below is a list of the seminars/programs being provided in September & October for all prehealth students as well as your friends, family, etc.  These seminars are open to everybody even if they are not students at CU Denver.  I have included a brief summary of the seminar as well as links to RSVP.  Please RSVP ONLY if there is a HIGH probability you will attend.  Let me know if you have questions - Charles Ferguson​   

  1. Interviewing Skills – October 6th;  6:30 – 8:00 PM in Student Commons 1500.  This seminar will focus on some basic techniques for preparing for interviews for medical graduate programs.  Please RSVP at:
  2. CANCELLED   Dental School OPEN Question and Answer session – Oct. 7th; 7:00-8:30 PM in NC 1806.  This is an OPEN Q & A (there will be no formal presentation at this seminar – it is driven by your questions).  Please RSVP at:

  3. Committee Letter Seminar – Oct. 13th; 7:00 – 8:30 PM SC 1401.  Dr. Ferguson will go over the Committee Letter Packet.  If you COMPLETED this process last year you do not need to attend again.  Please RSVP at:
  4. Strategies for Success – Oct 14th 7:00-8:30 PM  NC 1806.  Dr. Ferguson will talk about the various strategies to be successful getting into a medical graduate program.  This is ESPECIALLY important for freshman.  Please RSVP at:
  5. MCAT information session – Oct. 20th 7:00 – 8:30 PM  NC 1806.  We will go over the New or Revised MCAT.  Please RSVP at:
  6. MCAT information session – Oct. 21st 7:00 – 8:30 PM  NC 1806.  We will go over the New or Revised MCAT.  Please RSVP at:
  7. CU Physician Assistant Admissions Committee – Oct 27th  7:00 – 8:30 PM  SC 1401;  The admissions team from the CU PA program will here to discuss their program and take your questions.  Please RSVP at:


CPR Course Registration
BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Course

11/07/2015 (Sat.) 
8:00-12:00 PM (9 slots) and 1:00 to 5:00 PM (9 slots)
Auraria Campus, Student Commons Building, Room 2500 A

The class is the American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers CPR.  This class will cover 1 and 2 rescuer CPR/AED training for adults, children, and infants (including relieving choking). 

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a 2 year certification card. 

The cost of the course is $65.

Please email Trishia Vasquez at for information about the course and for sign up link. 

Trishia Vasquez | Undergraduate Pipeline Program Coordinator

BA/BS-MD and BS/DDS  Program Coordinator

University of Colorado Denver | Health Professions Programs

303 352 3557 | |


Please click here​ for the complete 2016 MCAT Schedule.

MCAT Prep with The Prinston Review

We have a discounted prep opportunity with The Princeton Review - Colorado. We have an upcoming MCAT schedule posted to our S. Denver classroom (3525 S. Tamarac Dr., Suite 270) beginning on Thurs., Oct. 15th. More information on the classroom location and course schedule can be found here: Because this course has a start date about 2 weeks out, I’m able to offer $300 off of your tuition. You’re more than welcome to share this offer with any friends or colleagues you may have that are interested in prepping for the MCAT. It’s important to know that this class schedule is written to prep students for an official exam sometime between late-January and April 2016. Please see the attachment, “MCAT- Why TPR” if you’re curious as to why you should trust The Princeton Review with your MCAT 2015 prep.   

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. Of course, if you’d like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please call our local office directly to enroll – (866) 408.8867 x.1249.​

Sept. 12th - Nov. 21st, every Saturday 9am - 4pm

Planning on taking the 2015 MCAT? Want to be taught by current medical students? Want to pay half the cost of other prep courses? 
Check out the MCAT Cooperative:

Sept. 12th - Nov. 21st, every Saturday 9am - 4pm

We offer affordable MCAT preparation with a minimum of 63 instructional hours by current MD students who have exceptional scores in the area they teach. 

See you soon! 

Louis Fitch, MS1
University of Colorado School of Medicine
M.D. Candidate, Class of 2018
Urban-Underserved Track
Co-Director, MCAT Cooperative

Ben Medrano, MD
Co-Director, MCAT Cooperative