Health Sciences Links
Overview of Health Care Careers
The AMA Careers in Health Care website has a directory of more than 80 careers in health care. There is a brief fact sheet about each of these careers, including information on training programs, career potential, average salaries/income.
In the United States, there are two main types of medical practice: allopathic and osteopathic. Allopathic doctors pursue the M.D. degree, osteopathic the D.O. Though there are some historical differences in the philosophy of these two types of medicine, their training and practice are now similar. Most residency programs in the U.S. accept residents with either type of training.
Allopathic Medicine Resources
- American Association of Medical Colleges
Osteopathic Medicine Resources
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry has a full listing of prerequisites and links for all 17 optometry schools in the country. OPTOMCAS is the new centralized application service for optometry.