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 new student, please attend a New Student Orientation, which will include advising and enrollment. If you have follow-up questions after your New Student Orientation, you can e-mail or make an appointment to meet with a premedical advisor.

If you're currently a KU undergraduate student, you can bring your KUID to 109 Strong Hall, or send a polite request from your KU e-mail account to clas109@ku.edu, and ask to 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
  • 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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Interesting Courses & Minors
  • ABSC 310 Building Healthy Communities
  • ANTH/GIST 201 & ANTH 202 Culture & Health
  • BIOL 242 Human Anatomy Dissection Lab
  • 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 Mgmt - 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 

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