Health & Medical Professions


Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and medicine? Below you will find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to help you explore & confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a Career Path in Healthcare and Medicine

Pursuing a career in health means you’ll make a lifetime of difference, whether you’re drawn to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinarian science, public health, or another field. In this career community, you will find helpful information and resources to help you explore possible career fields of interest, prepare your next steps, and successful apply to medical or health profession schools.

CAPD’s Prehealth Advising team is here to support you as you explore your interest in health professions.

How do I determine if a career in Healthcare and Medicine is right for me?

There are a variety of ways to begin exploring careers in healthcare and medicine.  The first step is to determine if a career in healthcare is right for you?

If you realize you have an interest in helping others, having a direct impact on peoples lives, an interest in the human body, amongst many other factors, a career in healthcare and medicine might be right for you!  The next step is begin determining the type of career you want to pursue.

  • Do you prefer a career that involves direct patient care or engaging in medical research?
  • Do you have an interest in both direct patient care and research?
  • Or maybe you have preferred interest in the promotion of health overall through advocacy, education, and/or business.

As you consider the answer to these questions, it will be important for you to research the various career paths in healthcare and medicine, along with identifying which career paths and specific positions align with you and your values, interests, skills, preferences, and experiences thus far.

Researching Career Paths in Healthcare and Medicine

The following websites will be helpful as you research career paths and specific positions in healthcare and medicine.

Explore Career Paths in Healthcare and Medicine

The 3 websites below will assist you in exploring different careers in healthcare and medicine.

  • Explore Healthcare Careers – the Explore Healthcare Careers website provides easy access to updated, peer-reviewed career descriptions that inspire and motivate students to find health careers that suit them.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook  – to assist you in exploring career paths, you can use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to view statistics on salaries, working conditions, education required, etc. in the many careers/jobs in the U.S.
  • Career Paths in Academia & Education – if you are interested in a career in Academia & Education related to Healthcare/Medicine, CAPD’s website will provide you with valuable resources, events, opportunities and advice to help you confirm you interest and kickstart your career.

Becoming a Physician (MD, MD-PhD, DO)

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Applications are due on Monday April 8, 2024. Visit the Samvid Scholars website to learn more and apply. Schedule an appointment with a CAPD advisor for support with your application materials.

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