Health Professions Overview is a free, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. As explained on their site, provides students with “a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.”

The vast majority of applicants to health professions schools from Johns Hopkins University pursue careers in medicine, applying to allopathic medicine (M.D.), osteopathic medicine (D.O.), the combined degree leading to a physician scientist (M.D./Ph.D.), and finally the specialty of dental medicine (D.M.D., D.D.S.).

Not all pre-health students seek careers in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry. Every year, students apply to schools of veterinary medicine, nursing, and other fields like pharmacy, physician assistant and optometry. The Office of has developed resources to assist in this exploration. Please visit Other Health Professions.