Careers in the Health Professions
Students choose many paths to achieve their career in medicine.
Some students major in the sciences, while others major in the humanities. Some students are premed (or other health profession) from the moment they matriculate into the College, while others change their career path many times. Regardless of the path you choose, you should consult members of the Health Professions Advising Committee as you plan your education (coursework, extracurricular, research, and/or shadowing/patient care activities). Health professions schools appreciate mature applicants with diverse life experiences who are devoted to their future profession. Nationwide, the majority of students are accepted into medical careers two years or more after they complete their undergraduate education (see AAMC website for example allopathic medicine statistics). Therefore, do not be discouraged if your path takes longer than four years!
Health professions differ in their required coursework, entry testing, application and timelines. Below you will find specific information related to coursework at Elizabethtown College; however, we invite you to peruse the professional websites listed on the "Useful Links" page where you will find descriptions of each profession, shadowing/patient care requirements, admissions test requirements, and so much more! Please feel free to contact a member of HPAC if you have questions regarding these materials.