“Physicians examine patients; obtain medical histories; order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests; and prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from injury or disease. They counsel patients about illness, injuries, health conditions and preventive healthcare (diet/fitness, smoking cessation, etc.). They can also conduct medical research, teach and run medical centers. People with medical education are in demand in many areas. Physicians work in one or more specialties, including, among others:
- Family and general medicine
- General internal medicine
- General pediatrics
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Surgery” (source: Explore Health Careers)
Learning More About Allopathic Medicine
To read more information about the practice of allopathic medicine, please visit the American Medical Association (AMA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and The AAMC’s Aspiring Docs websites.
Admissions Test (MCAT)
Allopathic medical applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). For information about the MCAT exam, please visit the MCAT2015 website and the PreHealth Program Preparing for the MCAT2015 page.