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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



2017 Colorado Collegiate Health Professions Development Applications Now Being Accepted

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Colorado Collegiate Health Professions Development (CO-HPD) program. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2017 at noon.  Below is the link to the website where you can find more information and you can also apply to the program from this website. Please let me know if you or any have any questions. You are always welcome to email me​

February 27, 2017, 6:00p-7:00p, Academic Building 2600A - Pre Pharmacy Event

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Are you interested in a career in pharmacy? If so,  please join us for our first semester this meeting this Monday (Feb. 27) in Academic 2500A from 6 pm to 7pm.  We will be talking about how to get more experience in the pharmacy field and ways to find shadowing opportunities. Also, Carson Haney will be coming to talk about the Pharm-D to Be program, which is a pipeline program with Anschutz Medical Campus. 

Hope to see you all there!

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Mentors & Mittens, February, 2017   

From: Abigail Luman, Peer Advocate Leader, CU Denver, Office of Student Life 

I am a Peer Advocate Leader here on campus and we have officially started our PAL winter accessory drive, Mentors and Mittens! Please bring any extra socks, mittens/gloves, scarves, hats/ear muffs, or long underwear/thermals that you would like to donate to the PAL lounge (Tivoli 127) or the Lawrence St. Center 7th Floor Commons. I have attached a flyer with details.

 All the best, 

Abigail Luman 

Peer Advocate Leader | CU Denver, Office of Student Life
Secretary | CU Denver Future Doctors​

March 18, 2017 Ultrafest 2017 Volunteer Event! Be A Human Model For Medical Students!

We are in need of human models to be apart of Colorado Ultrafest 2017. Ultrafest is a FREE one-day symposium for medical students designed to provide hands on experience with point-of-care ultrasound. 

This is where you come in! As models, you have an amazing opportunity to actually teach medical students where to position the probe, how much pressure to use when examining you, etc. You also have a unique opportunity to learn alongside medical students about the various applications of ultrasound in the clinical setting! This is a great opportunity to network with current medical students and practicing physicians (MDs &DOs). 

Ultrafest will be held Saturday, March 18th from 9:00am-4:00 pm. You can choose different shifts to sign up for (morning, afternoon, or whole day), as well as different sessions to learn more about different areas of your body. No experience in ultrasound is required to be a volunteer. There will also be FREE lunch provided for you as a model!

Sign up here:​

March 21, 2017, Tour & Transcript Review Day at Rocky Vista University

We wanted to let you know that we have scheduled a Tour and Transcript review day at Rocky Vista University’s Colorado campus for March 21, 2017. The tour will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. However, we will be hosting one-on-one appointments with interested students for a transcript review and basic advise for applying to medical school. We do request that anyone interested in a transcript review RSVP to our Admissions email ( as appointments are limited and tend to fill up very quickly (lately all spaces have been filled 2 months before the date). We planned this date to coincide with your spring break. 

Best Wishes, 

Cyndi Windecker 
Admissions Counselor

Rocky Vista University 

8401 S. Chambers Rd. 

Parker, CO 80134

April 7, 2017, Second Annual Pre-Health Spring Formal

The Second Annual Pre-Health Spring Formal will be taking place on Friday, April 7th from 6:00 pm-11:30 pm! It will be located in Student Commons 2500. This is a great opportunity to honor all graduating pre-health seniors and their accomplishments thus far. This is a FREE event open to EVERYONE, and there will be a catered dinner! Formal attire and RSVP are required to attend the event. If you are graduating this semester, we would love for you to attend the event and be recognized by your peers. The evening will start with dinner, then a keynote speaker (Dr. Charles Ferguson), graduation ceremony, and then we will conclude the evening with dancing with our very own DJ WYLD KARD (Wild Card)!

Please RSVP at the following links based on whether or not you are graduating:

Graduating? RSVP @

Not graduating? RSVP @ 

If you have any questions, please email





Please click here for the complete 2017 MCAT Schedule.



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