Preparing for a Health Career

Whether you have dreamed of a career as a doctor since you were in junior high or you are a graduating senior, still unsure what lies ahead, there are some things that you should consider.

  • There are a lot of health careers, and the number continues to grow.  Make sure you find out about as many of them as you can, through reading, shadowing, and volunteering.  Maybe you haven't even discovered the career that would be the best match for your aptitudes and personal goals.  But even if you are sure about your career, you still need to understand how your profession interfaces with everyone else's. 
  • All health professionals are held to a high standard of excellence academically, professionally, and ethically.  As such, how well you do in your classes, how mature and dependable you are, and how you deport yourself during your undergraduate years are all things that admissions committees will consider.  Of course your ambition and your desire to be a health professional are very important, but you will have to prove your suitability by your actions and your record.