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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 the September 2016 seminar schedule.  Links have been provided for each seminar where you can RSVP.  Please RSVP only if there is a high probability you will attend.  Again, these seminars are open to anybody and everybody.  Please contact Dr. Ferguson​ if you have questions​.

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Sept. 21 - Funding Health Professions Graduate School
Sept. 28 - What is the Affordable Care Act...


Sept. 22nd - Dr. Ken Durgans, School of Dental Medicine

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! 9:00a-Noon, North Classroom, Rm 3002.

Sept. 24th - CU Anschutz Medical Campus Pre-Health Day.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus will be hosting their annual Pre-Health Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.  For more information and registration please go to   ​

Sept. 27th - Admissions director from the CU School of Medicine​

CU College School of Medicine Admissions director will be on the Denver Campus at 7:00p in 
SC 2500.

Oct. 8th - UC Denver School of Dental Medicine Predental Day

We're having a predental day on Oct.8.  Attached is a flyer with all of the information necessary for your pre-health students to sign up.  It will be a great day to learn about dentistry and get hands on experience with a dental handpiece!  The Eventbrite webpage is: 

Also, anytime the week of Oct. 3-7 that a predental student would like to come shadow a dental student to catch a glimpse of a day in the life, we would welcome them. 

For any questions about the dental day or if students are interested in shadowing, please email me (

Jordan Duffey

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL Conversation Group

New Course For 2016 Fall Semester

Dr. Jones is offering a new course this fall in Parasitology (BIOL 3134 section 001).  This course will fulfill the requirements for upper division credit for the BS in Biology.  It is also a fabulous course for BS in Public Health students who may be looking at international work in the future.  Everybody is encouraged to think about taking it. ​






Please click here for the complete 2016 MCAT Schedule.



Hey UCD Pre-Meds!

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Our program is taught by medical students and organized by both pre-medical and medical students. Additionally, we offer mentorship and application assistance from ...