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

E-Newsletter Summary
  1. Weekly Article/Video: New KU Medical Center Health Education Building (to add up to 50 more seats in School of Medicine)
  2. Pre-PA Club Meeting, Thursday, Oct 1, at 6pm in 2047 Haworth
  3.  KU School of Medicine Open Houses, Fridays, 10/2/15 (KC) and 10/19/15 (Wichita), registration required
  4. Volunteer Opportunity - Lawrence Memorial Hospital Rock the Block to Kick Cancer Event, Friday, 10/2, 6-10pm
  5. Creighton University School of Medicine Open House, Saturday, 10/3, registration required
  6. Premedical Society Meeting, Monday, 10/5, at 6pm in 1005 Haworth
  7. AT Still in Kirksville, MO, Day in the Life of Student Programs for DO (Osteopathic Medicine) and DMD (Dental Medicine), 10/6, 10/20 and 11/17, registration required
  8. Missouri Pre-Dental Symposium, Saturday, 10/10, 9am, School of Dentistry, registration required
  9. School of Health Professions Mixer, Wednesday, 10/14, 1-3pm in the 3rd Floor Alcove of the Anschutz Library
  10. Jayhawk Health Initiative Executive Positions Available, apply by 5pm on 10/15
  11. KU School of Medicine Primary Care Workshop, Saturday, 10/24, at Salina Campus, application required
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