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. 

If you're a prospective student, you can schedule a campus visit through Admissions, including a small group session with a Premedical Advisor.

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.

Our Premedical Advisors include:

If you're a KU student or graduate, you can call 785-864-2834 to schedule a meeting for:

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

Hope this helps,
Alexis Catanzarite & Paul Crosby

picture of Alexis CatanzaritePicture of Paul Crosby, Premedicine Advisor

Premedical Slideshow

Enrollment Links


  1. Weekly Article/Video: Sue Desmond-Hellmann TED Talk: A smarter, more precise way to think about public health
  2. Premedical Society Meeting, Monday, 8/29, at 6pm in 1005 Haworth
  3. Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) meeting on Tuesday, 8/30, at 7pm in the Impromtu Alcove in the Kansas Union
  4. American Red Cross Club Meeting, Tuesday, 8/30, at 7pm in 119 Fraser Hall
  5. Phi Delta Epsilon Recruitment Nights, Tuesday, 9/6, at 7pm in Kansas Room of KS Union; Wednesday, 9/7, at 7pm in Adams Alumni Center; and Friday, 9/9, at 6pm in South Park
  6. Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) meeting on Wednesday, 9/14, at 5:30pm in the International Room of the Kansas Union
  7. KU School of Medicine Primary Care Workshop, Monday, 10/24/16 (Salina), application required
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