We recommend that you come in for an individual Pre-Health Advising appointment twice each year, although you are welcome to come in more often if you would find it useful. (For alumni who no longer live in the area, you are welcome to schedule a phone appointment with your advisor.) Note that advisors tend to become busiest at the beginning of each semester and during course registration periods, so we encourage you to plan ahead, to avoid the rush!
All current CU Boulder students and alumni are eligible to receive our advising services, at no charge to you. We are here to help you define your career goals and to guide you as you move toward reaching those goals. Our approach to advising is to provide accurate information in a supportive, respectful atmosphere. Our advisors maintain ongoing contact with admissions officers at health professional schools nationwide, so that we can provide up-to-date advice for students who seek to become competitive applicants to health professional schools.
We offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops throughout the year. Examples include:
- Pre-Health informational sessions at Summer Orientation and early in each Fall semester
- Profession-specific informational sessions for different stages of the preparation process: “What to do in your first year as a pre-med student,” etc.
- Informational sessions on getting involved in clinical experiences, research, etc.
- Interview and Personal Statement Writing workshops
and many, many more
By joining our listserve, you will receive all of the pre-health announcements for CU Boulder students. Announcements include information about clinical and research job/volunteer opportunities, scholarships, and any updates/changes to the application process. To sign up, click on the "Sign Up to Receive Pre-Health Announcements" button in the left sidebar.
We will confidentially store and send out your letters of recommendation to professional schools. Please refer to the Credentials File Service section of our website for more information.
If you are planning to apply to medical, dental, podiatry, or optometry schools, we encourage you to participate in the committee letter process. Note that this service has some eligibility requirements. Please refer to the Committee Letter section of our website for more details.
- IPHY 2500, Perspectives in Health and Medicine
- IPHY 3500, Applied Clinical Research
CU Boulder participates in a special program offered through the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Each year, a few high-achieving second-year undergraduate students are invited to participate in the program, based on their high levels of success in their college coursework and their interests in attending the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Students selected for the Medical Scholars program participate in a curriculum designed to enhance their growth toward being a leader in a future medical school class. This small cohort of students will also be given significant opportunities to interact with the Dean and Director of Admissions at the School of Medicine to determine if there is a good “fit” between the student and the school. If a Medical Scholar meets the continuing requirements of the program, they will have a high likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply Early Decision, and to matriculate into the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) after completing their undergraduate degree. This invitation will occur in the spring of their junior year, contingent upon completion of the MCAT with an appropriate score. If you think you might qualify, refer to the Medical Scholars page for more information.
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