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

What Should a Premedical Student be Doing?

Freshmen: Your main focus should be on developing an effective study routine to perform well in your courses. 

Sophomores: It's important to keep performing well in courses, and, if you haven't done so already, to start getting health care, shadowing, social service and research experience.

Juniors: It's important to keep performing well in courses and gaining experience, and to plan your preparation and practice for an important admissions test.

And, it's very important to cultivate relationships with professors and health professionals who can write substantial recommendation letters for you, and to visit schools you're interested in before the application process begins.

Seniors: It's still important to keep performing well in your courses and gaining experience! If you've finished the rest of the application process, this would be a good time to call 785-864-2834 (8-5, M-F) to schedule a one-hour practice session with me. 

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