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Which Health Profession is Right for Me?

Seeking a career in health care requires a great deal of time, energy and commitment. For those who are at the early stages of exploring the possibility of a career in heath care, is an ideal place to start learning about various career opportunities in health care.

At CMU, the Career and Professional Development Center offers a series of assessments of personality, strengths and interests, including Myers-Briggs, Clifton StrengthsFinder, and Strong Interest Inventory®, which may assist you in determining a suitable profession. 

At any stage in the process, whether a freshman or CMU alum, you are welcome and encouraged to discuss your interests with Dr. D'Antonio. We also encourage you to pursue opportunities to shadow a healthcare professional in order to gain first-hand knowledge of your intended field.  To arrange an appointment send a request with your availabilty to

General Information

Allopathic (MD) Medicine: AAMC  /  MCAT

Osteopathic (DO) Medicine: AACOM  /  OMM  /  MCAT

Dentistry: ADEA  /  GoDental  /  Shadowing

Genetic Counseling: NSGC  /  What is Genetic Counseling?

Nursing: AANP  /  Types of nursing degrees 

Optometry: AOA  / OD Career Guide  /  Doctor of Optometry video

Pharmacy: AACP  /  Admissions  /  PCAT

Physician Assistant: AAPA  /  PA Education Asociation 

Physical Therapy: APTA  /  Education overview

Podiatric Medicine: AACPM  /  Admissions

Public Health: ASPPH  /  10 Things to Know  /  CEPH  /  Education  / Pre-professional experience

Veterinary Medicine: AAVMC  /  Schools

*For lists of course pre-requisites, please see our FAQs page.