Health Professions Overview

ExploreHealthCareers.org

images-2ExploreHealthCareers.org 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, ExploreHealthCareers.org provides students with “a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.” This includes information on and links to:

Featured Health Professions on the Pre-Prof. Website

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.). Follow these links:

Not all pre-health students seek careers in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry.  Every year, students apply to schools of veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other fields like pharmacy, physician assistant and optometry.  The Office of has developed planning guides and other resources  to assist in this exploration.  The “Other Health Professions” highlighted on the “Other Health Professions” page are:

  1. Nursing
  2. Optometry
  3. Physician Assistant
  4. Veterinary Medicine
  5. Pharmacy

Select this link to begin your journey: