Other Health Professions
Preparing for Other Careers in Healthcare
Not all pre-health students seek careers in allopathic medicine (M.D.) or osteopathic medicine (D.O.).
Every year, Johns Hopkins students apply to schools of veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other fields like pharmacy, physician assistant and optometry. If you are interested in these or other health professions, advisors in the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising can offer guidance for developing the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to become a competitive applicant. Pre-health advisors also can assist you through the application process.
A great resource to link to various health professions is on the website of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), titled Health Professions Links.
We have also developed a number of Health Profession Guides to assist you in your research. The Guides are currently available include:
- Word Document: Pre-Nursing Planning Guide
- Word Document: Pre-Optometry Planning Guide
- Word Document: Pre-Physician Assistant Planning Guide
- Word Document: Pre-Veterinary Medicine Planning Guide
- Word Document: Pre-Pharmacy Planning Guide
Additional guides will be added but questions about any health profession can be directed to the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising. Advisors in the Pre-Professional Programs office are knowledgeable about a wide range of health professions and will help students with resources to become competitive health-profession school applicants.
ExploreHealthCareers.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:
Check out ExploreHealthCareers.org!