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Health Professions

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. Gene Brooks​ 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 following links for Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Nofsinger, Denise and Trishia's walk-in office hours for advising.


Dr. Charles Ferguson

Dr. Gene Brooks

Denise Leberer​



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


From Dr. Ferguson - 

I was recently notified that the CU School of Medicine has instituted a new assessment as part of the application process.  This is not optional and is required component of your initial application/evaluation.  I have cut and pasted the pertinent information below from the CU School of Medicine Admissions page (  There is a link to a PDF that talks more about this evaluation.  I CANNOT ENCOURAGE YOU STRONLY ENOUGH TO GIVE INCREDIBLY HIGH PRIOIRTY TO SCHEDULING THIS EXAM.  THERE ARE LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE AND IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS BY THE DEADLINE (NOVEMBER 20, 2018) YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO THE CU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.  Please do not shoot the messenger here.  
The CASPer Test - Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics 
All applicants to the University of Colorado School of Medicine are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.  Learn more about CASPer. 
Again, this is not optional.  Please give this incredibly high priority. 
Dr. Ferguson​



LATN 3000   Medical Terminology, 3 Credits

Sec. E01  Online   A. Sumler

The course enables students to understand medical terms by learing the Greek and latin word elements that form these terms.


SPAN 3730    ST: Spanish for Health Care Professions

Sec. E01   Online   M. Fernandez-Martinez

This class is an online course and and additional $100 applies. For mor information , please contact CU Online at 303-315-3700 or​

This course offers an opportunity to speak Spanish comfortabley while learning important medical terminology. We will review and practice Spanish grammer and discus the variety of cultural influences on the behaviors and decisions of diverse Spanish speakeing patients. Our goal is to improve the much needed communication between health care professions and their Spanish speaking patients or clients.  Prereq: SPAN 2120




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MCAT Free Prep Week & Unlimited MCAT Prep

It’s the last chance to sign-up for our MCAT® Free Prep Week, starting January 27. Don’t let students miss this opportunity to get the live help they need for the spring tests. We’re also offering Unlimited MCAT prep to students when they enroll in courses*. See details below.

Kaplan MCAT Free Prep Week, 1/27: Sign up today for FREE MCAT Prep week, featuring live instruction and a chance to win prizes.

Unlimited MCAT Prep: Now until January 31, students who enroll in Kaplan's MCAT Prep courses* can attend as many classes as they’d like through September, plus much more.

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