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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


CU ASDA Summer Pre-Dental Academy - Our student ASDA organization is putting together a summer 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.

June 1st - The 2017 ADEA AADSAS Opens

The 2017 ADEA AADSAS (American Dental EducationAssociation’s Associated American Dental School Application Service) will open on June 1, 2016.

For the first time, ADEA is offering all 2017 ADEA AADSAS applicants’ six complimentary informational videos to help applicants to dental school better understand and navigate the application process.  

View the ADEA AADSAS informational videos: 

•             Fee Assistance Program

•             Dental Admissions Test

•             Holistic Review and Interview

•             Professional Experience

•             Transcripts and Coursework

•             Reapplying to ADEA AADSAS

All videos are available on ADEA GoDental.​

Applicants planning to apply to dental school can benefit from watching these videos about the ADEA AADSAS application.

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

June 9th, 11:00a-9:00p Eastern Time - 2016 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair 

Don’t Miss the 2016 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair on June 9!

Are you:

             Applying to dental school this year?

             Thinking about applying to dental school?

             Considering many health professions and looking for more specific information
              about dentistry?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above, the 2016 ADEAPredental Student Virtual Fair is for you. Join us on June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.                                           

Your FREE registration gives you access to a 10-hour virtual session and the opportunity to:

             Chat live with admissions representatives from more than 45 U.S. dental schools.

             Watch presentations about financing a dental education, creating a successful ADEA
              AADSAS® application, the dental school application process and many more.

             Download resources including brochures, videos and dental school information.

             Network with other students in a live chat forum.

Register today! Please invite anyone else who might be interested to this FREE event, and share on social media using #PSVF16.

Hope to “see” you on June 9!

- The ADEA Virtual Fairs Team

ADEA GoDental | 655 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001 | 202-289-7201

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  

June 30th - Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service Opens

2016-2017 PTCAS INSTRUCTIONS: APTA is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 PTCAS application instructions and directory pages are now available on the live PTCAS website at The website includes a  revised PowerPoint slides for applicants at

APPLICATION: The new application will open by 5:00 pm ET on June 30. Please instruct students not to send materials to PTCAS until then. 

NEW PROGRAMS: APTA welcomed the following DPT programs to the PTCAS community for the 2016-2017 cycle to date. There are currently 208 programs participating in PTCAS.  See also the PTCAS directory.

•             Angelo State University

•             Kean University

•             Medical University of South Carolina

•             Northeastern University

•             Texas State University

•             Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

•             University of Evansville

•             University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

ESSAY QUESTION: The new PTCAS essay question for the next cycle will be "What is professionalism in the context of being a student in a doctor of physical therapist degree program?" 


English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

ESOL Conversation Group

New Course For 2016 Fall Semester

Dr. Jones is offering a new course this fall in Parasitology (BIOL 3134 section 001).  This course will fulfill the requirements for upper division credit for the BS in Biology.  It is also a fabulous course for BS in Public Health students who may be looking at international work in the future.  Everybody is encouraged to think about taking it. ​






Please click here for the complete 2016 MCAT Schedule.



Hey UCD Pre-Meds!

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