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.
CLAS HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING: YOUR #1 RESOURCE
Dr. Charles Ferguson, Dr. Gene Brooks 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 following links for Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Nofsinger, Denise and Trishia's walk-in office hours for advising.
WALK - IN ADVISING OFFICE HOURS:
Dr. Charles Ferguson
Dr. Gene Brooks
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SEMINARS, EVENTS & RESOURCES:
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.
UPCOMING COURSE OFFERINGS:
SUMMER SEMESTER 2018
LATN 3000 Medical Terminology, 3 Credits
Sec. E01 Online A. Sumler
The course enables students to understand medical terms by learing the Greek and latin word elements that form these terms.
FALL SEMESTER 2018
SPAN 3730 ST: Spanish for Health Care Professions
Sec. E01 Online M. Fernandez-Martinez
This class is an online course and and additional $100 applies. For mor information , please contact CU Online at 303-315-3700 or www.cuonline.edu
This course offers an opportunity to speak Spanish comfortabley while learning important medical terminology. We will review and practice Spanish grammer and discus the variety of cultural influences on the behaviors and decisions of diverse Spanish speakeing patients. Our goal is to improve the much needed communication between health care professions and their Spanish speaking patients or clients. Prereq: SPAN 2120
How to complete the AMCAS application seminars
Ms. Trishia Vasquez is going to be holding two seminars on
how to complete the AMCAS application. Please see the information
below. We need to limit the number of participants in these seminars so
please RSVP with the link provided.
Tuesday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. (Location: King Center, Room
Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00p.m. (Location: North
Classroom Building, Room 1403)
The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)
is the AAMC's centralized medical school application processing service. Most
U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their
first-year entering classes. If you are applying to Medical School
(Allopathic Programs) this year, please consider attending one of the
2018 AMCAS Application workshops. We will cover the following
•How does AMCAS work?
•2019 Application Dates and Participation
•The AMCAS Application sections and strategy on how to
complete each section
•What Happens After Submission?
2018 Pre-Health Spring Banquet
The Pre-health clubs on campus have come together to form
the Pre-Health Spring Banquet on April 28th! We will be celebrating the
2017-2018 school year with dinner from Damascus Grill, dessert from
The Market on Larimer, speeches from Pre-health clubs, and two keynote
speakers. All dietary plans will be accommodated!
Dr. John Winkler, MD and Dr. Charles Ferguson will be joining us as
guest-speakers for this special event!
The event will formally begin at 6pm, please arrive early to allow ample time
for check-in and parking. Parking on campus will not be free, most lots are $6.50
for the day. The current rate for on-street parking meters is $1.00
per hour, Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 2am. Between the hours
of 8am and 10pm you'll need to move your vehicle at least
100 feet every 2 hours.
This event will be held in the Lawrence Street Center Terrace Room on the
corner of Lawrence and Speer.
Space and food are limited *RSVP on MyLynx* to
ensure you have a seat and plate, food will only be provided for the first 120
RSVPS! Each person who RSVP's is encouraged to bring a plus one - please
limit this to only one person! Dress code is business formal
(eg. dress shirts/blouses, ties, skirts, slacks, pantsuits, dress shoes,
We look forward to celebrating the school year with you
CPR Certification Class
CU Denver Future Doctors will be hosting their second round of discounted CPR certification classes on April 27, 2018 in Student Commons 1500 from 9a-12p. There are 9 available slots. Click HERE to claim your spot!
CUDFD is proud to be implementing a CPR certification program at discounted rates on the Auraria Campus.
Being CPR certified is required for many occupations (especially in Health Care) and could be the thing the sets you apart from other applicants!
CPR certification classes typically cost around $80. Future Doctors is offering this class at the following rates:
Future Doctors Members: $30
UC Denver Students, Faculty, Staff (with student/faculty ID): $45
Unaffiliated Participants: $60
Please pay in exact cash amount or write a check to "CU Student Life" with "CU Denver Future Doctors" in the memo line. Please pay before the day of the class to CU Denver Student Life in Tivoli 303.
If you cannot make this round of classes, don't worry! Future Doctors will be holding monthly classes during the school year! "
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