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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 click on the following link for a list of upcoming fall seminars: 

fall 2015 seminar schedule as of 7-15-2015.pdffall 2015 seminar schedule as of 7-15-2015.pdf

Adendum to fall seminar schedule:

To address two questions I’m getting regarding the fall seminar schedule:
1. For committee letters, you only need to attend one of the four available seminars not all four.  

2. As for what each seminar will cover, I’ll send out a more detailed description at a later date.  For now I wanted to get dates out so folks could tentatively book them into your schedules. 

Dr. Ferguson 



If you are looking for patient care experience to apply to any health program, CCD is offering CNA courses this fall on the Auraria campus as well as their Lowry Campus in Aurora!  You can go to their website for instructions on completing the application to apply to their program  The website has a lot of helpful information so look through the links on this page! 

The deadline to complete the packet and turn it in to the folks at CCD is August 6 but you want to get it in sooner as courses fill up quickly! ​ 

August 1st, 9a-4p
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:

May 16th – August 1st, every Saturday 9am – 4pm
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