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 - 2/23/15
  1. Article/Video: Eric Mead TED Talk – The magic of the placebo
  2. Juniors – Last Chance to Call 785-864-2834 (M-F, 8-5) to schedule an Application Meeting before Main Enrollment Advising
  3. KU School of Medicine Open House, Friday, 3/6, 2:30-5:00 in Kansas City, and Thursday, 4/6, in Wichita, registration required
  4. UNMC College of Dentistry ASDA Pre-Dent Simulation Clinic, Saturday, 3/28, registration deadline is Sunday, 3/1
  5. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), apply early to match with preferred site, deadline is 3/1
  6. Heart Transplant Pioneer William A. Reed, MD, Presentation, Thursday, 3/5, Jayhawk Ink Lounge, 2nd floor in Kansas Union
  7. Creighton University School of Dentistry’s SNDA Impressions Program, Saturday, 3/21, registration required
  8. KU School of Medicine Health Careers Pathways Programs, applications due by 3/25
  9. Healthcare Education Fair in Kansas City, Saturday, 4/25, registration required
  10. KU School of Medicine Primary Care Workshops, Tuesday, 5/19, in Wichita, application required
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