CSU Health Professions Clubs: hp.casa.colostate.edu/HP/clubs
  • In CSU health professions clubs, you will connect with students who share your interests as well as professionals in the field, learn more about professional schools and the application process, and have the opportunity to engage in community service and shadowing experiences.  CSU has seven health professions clubs: Premedica, Pre-OT, Pre-PT, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Dentistry.
CSU Career Center: www.career.colostate.edu
  • Career counselors are experts who can help you explore  your aptitudes, skills and interests, discuss “Plan B” possibilities—something everyone must have—and expand your knowledge of all the career options available to you. The Career Center will also help you develop your resumes and prepare for interviews.
  • You can major in almost anything and go to health professional school. History, English, and Photography majors have gotten into medical and other health professional schools. Schools want you to choose a major you enjoy and in which you can succeed. Take some time to look at the different majors at CSU and choose the best fit for you.
  • Free tutoring is available for biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and other classes Sunday through Thursday evenings. Don’t wait until you’re having difficulties in a class!  The students who use the Tutorial Hall most are B students working to become A students.
  • Do you study hard, but still do not do as well in your classes as you would like? Do you feel you might have learning challenges that keep you from doing your best? The Learning Assistance Center, part of CSU's Health Network and Counseling Services, can help you identify these challenges and take steps to overcome them.
Student Leadership and Civic Engagement: www.slce.colostate.edu/
  • “SLiCE” oversees all student organizations on campus. Health professional schools want students who are actively engaged in their communities: SLiCE can help you find organizations that share your interests, as well as rewarding community service activities.
  • Information for all prospective CSU students.


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Research Opportunities at CSU



Post-Bachelors Programs

There are many post-bachelors programs aimed at students who need to strengthen their academic credentials before applying to professional schools, students who are "career changers" and need to complete pre-requisite courses after earning a bachelors degree, students who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, or students who are economically or educationally disadvantaged.  These programs are extremely varied.  some are masters-level programs where a student will earn a masters degree upon completion, whereas others are groups of courses with no resulting degree.  Some programs are aimed strictly at students applying to allopathic or osteopathic medical school; some are broader and can be applied to a number of professional schools in health careers.   Prospective students should examine each individual program while considering their goals (professionally and academically) before deciding on the best path. 
National Programs:
Programs in Colorado:

Summer Enrichment Programs

Some students may wish to participate in enrichment programs during their undergraduate years.  These programs are extremely varied in location, scope, purpose, population, and cost - some charge a fee, some are free, and some provide a stipend.  Many of the summer enrichment programs are aimed toward students who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine or disadvantaged.  Prospective students should examine each program carefully and apply early - most programs' applications are due in early spring semester at the latest. 
National Programs (general):
Programs in Colorado: