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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


 Below is a list of the seminars/programs being provided in September for all prehealth students as well as your friends, family, etc.  These seminars are open to everybody even if they are not students at CU Denver.  I have included a brief description of each seminar as well as a link to RSVP.  Please RSVP ONLY if there is a HIGH probability you will attend.  Let me know if you have questions. 

  1. Strategies for Success – this seminar will be about the various strategies to improve the strength of your application.  It is for all medical disciplines.  It will be held THIS Wednesday, Sept. 2nd from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in NC 1806.  FRESHMAN are particularly encouraged to attend.  Please RSVP at
  2. School of Nursing Admissions Dean – the Admissions folks from the CU School of Nursing will be here to discuss their program, talk about admissions, and answer your questions.  This is a VERY useful seminar to attend if Nursing School is where you want to go.  It will be held on Tuesday Sept. 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in SC 1401.  Please RSVP at
  3. Medical School Open Question and Answer – this is an open Q&A session for those interested in medical school.  It will be held on Wednesday Sept. 9th from 7:00-8:30 PM in NC 1806.  Please RSVP at
  4. Interview Workshop – this seminar will focus on the strategies for interviewing for medical graduate programs.  It will be held Thursday Sept. 10th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in SC 1401.  Please RSVP at
  5. Committee Letter Seminar – for those wanting to do a committee letter for the application year 2016-2017 (applying in 2016) you need to attend one of these seminars.  You cannot get a letter without attending.  This isi the first of four seminars.  You need to attend ONLY one.  This one will be on Monday Sept. 14th, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in SC 1401.  Please RSVP at
  6.  CU School of Medicine will be here on Tuesday Sept. 15th from 7:00-8:30 PM in NC 1607 to talk about their program and to answer your questions.  This is open to anybody and everybody.  We would ask that you RSVP at the following link: 
  7. Five Wishes Advanced Directive Seminar – this seminar will present the 5 Wishes advanced directive document and program.  It is designed to help students create their own advanced directives for medical care in the event they are unable to make their own medical decisions.  It will be held on Wednesday Sept. 16th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in NC 1806.  Please RSVP at
  8. Spousal Seminar – this seminar is designed for the spouses, partners, significant others of students trying to get into a medical career.  During this seminar we will talk about what it takes to get into graduate school and help your spouse/partner/significant other understand the obstacles you face.  This seminar will be on Wednesday Sept. 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in NC 1806.  Please RSVP at            

Sept. 9th, 6:30pm-8:00pm, NC 1005

CU School of Pharmacy at UCD . This is going to be a very interesting information session and I would encourage ALL PRE-PHARM students to attend if possible.  It is on Sept 9th, 6:30 – 8:00 in the North Classroom, Room 1005.  Food from 6:30 – 7:00 and program starting at 7:00.  See below for more information.  PLEASE RSVP AT LINK BELOW.  This is open to anybody who wants to come. 

Please rsvp at​

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