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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 & October 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 summary of the seminar as well as links to RSVP.  Please RSVP ONLY if there is a HIGH probability you will attend.  Let me know if you have questions - Charles Ferguson​   


6:30 – 8:00 PM



Personal Statement Preparation Seminar

Denise Leberer


7:00 – 8:30 PM

NC 1806

Committee Letter Seminar

Dr. C. Ferguson


7:00 – 8:30 PM



CU School of Physical Therapy Admissions Information Session

Admissions Dean

CU DPT Program


7:00 – 8:30 PM



Committee Letter Seminar

Dr. K. Nofsinger


Nov. 9, 2015, Noon-3:00PM NC 3002A - CNA PROGRAM

If you are looking for a job to gain experience in a health care setting working with patients, find out about the CNA program being offered by the Community College of Denver.  Derek Patton, the program director for this program WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 12:00NOON TO 3:00PM in North Classroom, room 3002A, (Health Professions Advising Center).   

These courses can fill up quickly, so make sure you come talk with him to get started with your CCD application for this program!  Start planning for a spring CNA course as you are registering for your spring courses here at CU Denver!  

11/19/2015 - Rocky Vista Collegeof Osteopathic Medicine Open House

Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting an open house on Thursday, November 19 form 3 – 6 PM.  The programing will include a tour, an overview of osteopathic medicine and our curriculum, admissions requirements and how to be a strong candidate, a demonstration of osteopathic manipulative medicine, and a choice of discovering one of our four honors programs.  Please see the attached flier for more information.  It is not necessary for you to respond.  We would welcome any of you who would like to come and discover more about our program as well.

Many current students will be involved in these presentations. ​ 



Please click here​ for the complete 2016 MCAT Schedule.

MCAT Prep with The Prinston Review

We have a discounted prep opportunity with The Princeton Review - Colorado. We have an upcoming MCAT schedule posted to our S. Denver classroom (3525 S. Tamarac Dr., Suite 270) beginning on Thurs., Oct. 15th. More information on the classroom location and course schedule can be found here: Because this course has a start date about 2 weeks out, I’m able to offer $300 off of your tuition. You’re more than welcome to share this offer with any friends or colleagues you may have that are interested in prepping for the MCAT. It’s important to know that this class schedule is written to prep students for an official exam sometime between late-January and April 2016. Please see the attachment, “MCAT- Why TPR” if you’re curious as to why you should trust The Princeton Review with your MCAT 2015 prep.   

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. Of course, if you’d like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please call our local office directly to enroll – (866) 408.8867 x.1249.​

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:

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