Pre-Health Advising

DU's Pre-Health Advising provides academic and career advising for students from all majors who are interested in applying to medical, physician assistant, nursing, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health-related graduate programs.

Pre-health support begins before classes start in the freshman year and continues through all undergraduate years, and even after graduation. 

pre-health internship

We connect students with opportunities for internships, volunteerism, research and patient-contact hours outside of the required physician shadowing.

This type of experiential learning and professional skill development gives our pre-health students an advantage at every application cycle. We specifically offer guidance on entrance-exam preparation, procurement of letters of recommendation, writing personal statements and interviewing best practices.

Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? Reach out to our Pre-Health Advising office today!

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Pre-Health Student Organizations

Student organizations are the unsung heroes of support groups. By gathering with like-minded individuals, our students stand together as peer allies and address real-world issues. The network you create today leads to strong business and research partnerships in the future. Here are a few of the on-campus organizations you can join.

  • American Medical Women's Association

    The mission of the DU chapter of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is to bring together those in medicine and health-related fields to promote women’s health and to support members’ professional and personal development.


  • Council for Global Health & Development

    CGHC's goal is to unite undergraduate and graduate students to collaborate and advocate for issues regarding global health and development.

  • DU EMS Club

    DU EMS works to improve the health and welfare of the campus through outreach programs and hosting health-related events for the student body, seeking to promote a culture of passion for health.



    DU MIND is an organization that aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health through education, conversation and action.


  • Global Brigades

    Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Over the last three years, outreach has grown into six programs on campus including public health and human rights.


  • Invisible Illnesses Club

    The purpose of this organization is to educate the DU community about various invisible illnesses that exist and the challenges faced by chronic patients.

  • Pre-Dental Society

    The mission of Pre-Dental Society is to educate members about the possible professions in dentistry, as well as how to prepare for the dental school admission process, including classes, extracurricular and preparation for the Dental Admission Test (DAT). We are involved in volunteering and educating the community about dental health.

  • Pre-Health Club

    The mission of the Pre-Health Club at the University of Denver is to provide an opportunity for pre-health students to obtain a greater understanding of healthcare, healthcare career options and how these different professions collaborate to provide the optimal healthcare services. Furthermore, this club is set to educate and help students become successful applicants in any healthcare field they pursue.


  • Pre-Optometry Club

    The purpose of the Pre-Optometry Club at the University of Denver is to provide students who have an interest in pursuing optometry or related fields with a better understanding of these career paths.

  • Pre-Vet Club

    The Pre-Vet Club is intended to provide support and resources to DU students that are interested in a career in the veterinary field and/or similar animal-related areas.