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.

KU 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

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Some classes that might be of interest:

  • ABSC 310 Building Healthy Communities 
  • ANTH 582 Ethnobotany 
  • BIOL 560 Histology
  • HEIM 210 Health Information Management - Introduction to Heath Care 
  • HEIM 230 Health Information Management - Basic Medical Terminology 
  • HNRS 492: Health and Health Care: The American Model from Origins to the Present (3) Audience
  • LA&S 492 Topic: Applying to Medical Schools 
  • PHIL 370 Moral Issues in Medicine 
  • SPAN 326 Spanish - Spanish for Health Care Workers 
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