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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


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House
March 26, 2015

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine would like to invite you to our Open House on the afternoon of Thursday, March 26.  The event is open to students, advisors, or anyone who is interested in learning more about RVUCOM.  This will be an opportunity to explore the curriculum, our specialized educational tracks and the admissions process. Tours of the facility will also be available beginning at 3:00 before the program.   RVU-Open-House_2015.pdfRVU-Open-House_2015.pdf 

Ross University Registration 

March 28 
Denver, CO 
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202 



Student life in Dominica: 



Looking forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions. Reminder flyers attached. 

Thank you!! 
Milena V. Garcia, M.S.
Sr. Associate Director of Admissions, Special Events 
Ross University School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine             

Phone: 732-599-2034


March 31st, 6:30p-8:00p, NC 1607 - Interview Seminar

If any of you are getting ready to interview for a professional health program, or have an interview coming up, I will be giving a seminar on Tuesday, March 31st from 6:30pm-8:00pm in North Classroom, room 1607.

Thank you!

Denise Leberer M.A., NCC
Health Professions Advisor
Health Professions Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/University of Colorado Denver
North Classroom Building 3103B
Campus Box 148, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364​

​Free Global Heal Class through the University of Colorado School of Medicine

May 4, 2015

This Global Health MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides introductory global health knowledge needed to contextualize experience, optimize self-reliance and situational awareness to mitigate institutional risk, and allows learners to be more effective in their work in low-to-middle-income countries.  

The six-week class, beginning May 4, 2015,  focuses on: (1) changing trends in the 21st century, including urbanization, environmental stress, and resource scarcity; (2) global health security, with a focus upon access to food, water, and energy; (3) the global burden of disease; (4) stakeholders, human rights, and economics; (5) complex humanitarian emergences and the legal basis for interventions; and (6) how to prepare to be an effective global health participant and savvier world traveler.  

The course is meant to be a stand-alone introduction to global health, but also serves as the first step toward a more advanced certification. Those wishing to obtain additional hands-on skill sets are invited to participate in an in-person three-day Global Health Advanced First Aid course—offered throughout the world in 2015—to be certified as a Global Health Responder through the University of Colorado School of Medicine. CU Medical School Faculty—leaders in austere care medical education—will be leading the courses. Details including dates and locations can be found at 

To learn more please go to our web site​.    To register, please go to  MOOC Press Release.pdfMOOC Press Release.pdf


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:​​​