Welcomto KU Premedical Advising!

Pre-dentistry, medicine, optometry, physician assistant and veterinary medicine are career interests, usually developed together with completing a bachelor's degree and major. Any undergraduate bachelor's degree and major is fine, though it would take longer than four years to combine some professional school educations with premedical requirements. 

If you're a prospective student, you can schedule a Campus Visit through Admissions, including a meeting to get premedical advising information.

If you're a KU undergraduate student, you can bring your KUID to 109 Strong Hall, and add an interest code to get application reminders, and announcements about related club meetings and volunteer opportunities.

KU Premedical Advisors include:

If you're a KU student or graduate, you can call 785-864-2834 (M-F, 8-5) to schedule the following kinds of meetings:

  • Scheduling Required and Recommended Premedical Courses
  • Planning Related Volunteer or Work Experiences
  • Application Overview (please ask for a one-hour meeting)
  • Personal Comments Essay Review (please ask for a one-hour meeting)
  • Practice Interview (please ask for a one-hour meeting)
  • Re-Application and/or Gap Year Planning

Each spring, we also offer a class, LA&S 492 Topic: Applying to Medical Schools, for juniors and seniors preparing for the application process. 

Hope this helps,
Alexis Catanzarite & Paul Crosby

picture of Alexis CatanzaritePicture of Paul Crosby, Premedicine Advisor

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Enrollment Information

Some Interesting Courses:

  • ABSC 310 Building Healthy Communities
  • ANTH/GIST 201 & ANTH 202 
  • CLSX 332 Scientific Word Power: Greek and Latin in Science
  • HEIM 210 Health Information Mgmt - Introduction to Healthcare (1) 
  • HEIM 415 Health Information Mgmt - Healthcare Delivery Systems 
  • HEIM 230 Health Information Management - Basic Medical Terminology 
  • HEIM 415 Health Information Mgmt - Healthcare Delivery Systems 
  • HSES 330 Health, Sport, & Exercise Sci - Principles of Nutrition&Health 
  • HUM 125 Humanities - Intro to Medical Humanities 
  • PHIL 676 Philosophy - Medical Ethics:Life & Death Issues
  • PHIL 370 Moral Issues in Medicine (does NOT meet 5.1) 
  • SOC 424 Sociology - Sociology of Health & Medicine 
  • SOC 425 Sociology - Sociology of Global Health 
  • SPLH 261 Speech-Language-Hearing - Survey Communication Disorders 
  • WGSS 327 Women, Gender, & Sexuality Std - Perspctv Lsbn,Gay,Bisxl&Trngdr 
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