“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. To see the “California List” of schools, or list of medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California – and many other states) see Medical Board of California website. To learn about Residency Match Results and Data, see 2013 Main Residency Match.
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 MCAT website. You can also find more information by reviewing the most recent PreHealth MCAT Workshop (Password can be found on the Homepage of your MedAppTrak Account).
Be sure to review the information at this website about the MCAT 2015.