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Pre-Medical Program

Alternate Medical Careers

Because acceptance to a medical school is on a competitive basis and your best effort has not resulted in medical acceptance, you may want to consider an alternative career to medicine. Also, because you may decide that medicine is not the best career for you, but you may still have a strong desire to have a medically oriented career, you may want to consider another medical career.

It is typical for premedical students to choose a career in medicine without adequate knowledge. It is therefore recommended that you gather information on being a physician and the career of medicine before you invest your entire college career into training for such. While gathering information on medicine, the student should also investigate some of the following medically related occupations.

  • Dentistry
  • Medical Technology
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Surgical Technician
  • Veterinary Medicine