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Allopathic Medicine - MD

Exploring Health Careers

Allopathic Medicine (MD) is an inclusive profession that offers varied opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • Clinical practice
  • Medical administration
  • Public health
  • Medical education
  • Biomedical research

Ideally, all physicians aspire to be:

  • Altruistic, compassionate, trustworthy, and truthful in their relationships with patients, patients’ family members, and professional colleagues.
  • Knowledgeable about the scientific basis of medicine and the normal and abnormal functioning of the body.
  • Skillful in communicating with and providing care to their patients.
  • Dutiful in working with other physicians and health care professionals to promote the health of individual patients and community members
    (source: Medical School Admissions Requirements publication)
Below is a list of helpful resources from the AAMC and AMA for pre-med students

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