Welcome to KU Premedical Advising!Picture of Paul Crosby, Premedical Advisor

Pre-dentistry, medicine, optometry, 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 have a question that can be answered quickly, you can send it to pcrosby@ku.edu. I will reply by the end of the following working day.

If you're a prospective student, you can schedule a campus visit through Admissions, including a presentation by the 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.

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,
Paul Crosby
Premedical Advisor

Premedical Slideshow

Premedical News - 4/27/15
  1. Article/Video: Lotfi Merabet TED Talk – Blindness is just another way of seeing
  2. KU Medical Center Heart Transplant Pioneer William A. Reed, MD, Book Event, Thursday, 4/30, at 4pm at the Jayhawk Ink Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Kansas Union
  3. Pre-Optometry Club Meeting, Thursday, 4/30, at 7:30pm in the Regionalist Room of the Kansas Union
  4. SPAN 326 is being offered this fall (in the past, it’s been offered in the spring)
  5. Volunteer Clinical Research Opportunity: National Alliance of Research Associate Programs (NARAP)
  6. Premedical Society Nurse Appreciation Pizza Party, Monday, 5/4, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  7. Pre-Optometry Club Meeting, Wednesday, 5/6, at 7pm in Governors Room of the Kansas Union
  8. Pre-Dental Club Meeting, Wednesday, 5/6, at 7pm in 2049 Malott
  9. KU School of Medicine Primary Care Workshops, Tuesday, 5/19, in Wichita, application required
  10. Sophomores - KU Scholars in Rural Health Program, applications due by 6/10
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