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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



Enter to win a Kaplan Course Scholarship!!!

Kaplan is giving away three course scholarships and you can be one of the lucky winners. Course scholarships can be used for any of our test prep classes; GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT. You can see all of our upcoming classes and class options on our website: Winners will be notified via email by April 30th, 2017. Submissions are open now through April 30th so enter now!

Enter to win your scholarship here:

***Only one entry per student. The scholarship does not cover tutoring options, Intensive Programs, or PCAT self paced classes***

Good luck and feel free to email me with any questions you have. 

Ashton Conner
Kaplan Test Prep
Graduate Programs Manager- Rocky Mountains

Mobile: 714-287-6467​

UCHealth - University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Medical Campus is now accepting new Volunteers

UCHealth - University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Medical Campus is now accepting new volunteers in the Emergency Department (and other units!) Here, you will work alongside some of the most prestigious medical staff and become a part of the well-rounded Care Team. While volunteering in a Level 2 Trauma facility, you will get to see first-hand what it takes to save lives. You will have an opportunity to make a personal difference in patient care! We are seeking highly motivated individuals, who are self-starters. We need volunteers with strong people skills and have a desire to provide an excellent experience for patients. Shifts are available every day, 7 days a week from 8am to 12am. 

Highlights of ED Volunteering:

Create networks with University of Colorado Hospital Doctors, PAs, Nurses, and Techs

Volunteer experience for AMCAS, CASPA, Nursing School Applications
Exercise and improve empathy and bedside manner – more important than you can imagine!
Observe procedures, practices, and skills
Exposure to real life situations
Participate in disaster drills
Exposure to the medical field, roles and responsibilities
One free meal each week you volunteer
...and much more. 

Contact Jenny Ricklefs, or Sara Bencomo, or call 720-848-4068 for more information and to submit your application. 

When you email or call, we will send you an application to fill out and email back. You may also go to:, click on the image of the University of Colorado Hospital, click on the adult application, and print it out. Please send everything to 

UCH Emergency Department is located at 12605 E 16th Avenue, Aurora CO 80010

Shifts are every day, 8a-12p, 12p-4p, 4p-8p, and 8p-12a..

We ask for a minimum commitment of 100 hours and attendance on a regular basis. Your ED team will depend on you! 

Thank you and we are excited for you to join our team!

Drop-In Breakfast With Dr. Ferguson

March 7th, April 4th and May 2nd, 8:30a-9:30a, Student Commons Bldg., Room 2000

​Have a free bagel and coffee with Dr. Ferguson the first Tuesday of the month, get the inside scoop on graduate and health professional administration, connect with other Pre-Health students and network getting referrals to research, mentors & internships

April 20th, 9:00-Noon, North Classroom, 3002, CU School of Dental Medicine

The CU School of Dental Medicine will be here THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH from 9:00am-12:00noon IN NORTH CLASSROOM, ROOM 3002 – HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS MAIN OFFICE.  If you are considering dental school,  or already on the path to dental school, come meet Dr. Ken Durgans from the School of Dental Medicine!  He can answer your questions!  

April 25th and May 2nd, AMCAS Application Presentations

Trishia Vasquez will be giving two presentations on completing the upcoming AMCAS application. Space is limited so please go to the URL associated with the date you want to attend to save your spot.

Tuesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. (Location: NC Building, Room 1202)​

Tuesday, May 2  at 2:00p.m.  (Location: Cu Denver Building, Room 1000)​





Please click here for the complete 2017 MCAT Schedule.



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