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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



May 2nd, 9:30a - (location to be determined) AMCAS Application Workshop.  Please RSVP for this event but ONLY if there is a high probibility you will attend.

April 27th, 1:00-4:00p  -

Edward Nance from the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy WILL BE HERE ON WEDNEDSAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 1:00PM to 4:00PM IN NORTH CLASSROOM, ROOM 3002A.

May 3rd - 2016 AMCAS opens for the 2017 application cycle, begin working on your application; and

May 4th, 2016 AACOMAS opens for the 2017 application cycle;

June 7th - You may submit your application to AMCAS/AACOMAS.

CU ASDA Summer Pre-Dental Academy
Our student ASDA organization is putting together a synner pre-dental academy. This is completely student run, and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is not in charge of this event, however, we have some faculty and administration that will be presenting throughout the summer program. It's an 8 week academy that meets every Saturday from 1-3:00p at the Anschutz Medical Campus. It's $75 to register, for more information please visit the following link.

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

ESOL Conversation Group

Career Center Events and Workshops Spring 2016 

RaCAS 2016 Portal Now Accepting Applications

Students, 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. 

Undergraduate 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 in RaCAS.

Any 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: 

·     ​    Poster presentation

·         Exhibits, such as sculpture, photography, design

·         Video, streaming media, websites         Oral presentations, including traditional and
     non-traditional formats 
·         Performances, such as readings, musical
     composition, and monologs

·         Panel discussions 


Your Community Needs You 

As 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. 

Contact Dr. Byron Connor at  or Khadijah Breathett at for more information. You can also visit the website at

Point of Care Ultrasound & Emergency Medicine​

The 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 school. 

June 17-19
Registration deadline is June 10


August 4-6
Registration deadline is July 29 

Please contact with questions, 

Juliana Wilson, DO MPH
Course Director for Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course for Undergraduates
Associated Faculty
University of Colorado  






Please click here for the complete 2016 MCAT Schedule.



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