Health Professions

The University of St. thomas has an excellent Pre-Health Professions advising program.  Connect with them via their website here: (or just search on "Pre-Health Professions" on the St. Thomas homepage).  This website will not only provide information about various career paths, but also link you to their mailing list and social media.  Additionally, you can learn about student clubs, volunteer opportunities, the advising program and access many other resources.  

Graduates from the University of St. Thomas enjoy a high degree of success in the health professions.  Our alumni are physicians in many specialties, including general practice, plastic/reconstructive surgery, dermatology, and pediatric oncology, to mention only a few.  Still more alumni have pursued careers in every health profession:  dentistry, chiropractice medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, optometry, and related careers such as pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, and physical therapy.  The links below will give you a starting place to explore the health professions.

Explore Health Careers This extensive site is a MUST for anyone considering a health profession.  It not only contains a comprehensive list of health careers, but also financial aid resources, planning assistance, and profiles of professionals working in various specialties.

LifeWorks  Explore health and medical sciences careers on this site from the National Institute of Health Office of Science Education


Physician (M.D.)

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) gives a listing of medical schools, admission requirements, etc.  

AMA Becoming a Physician covers not only medical school, but other information like residency programs and licensure


Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)

AOA This links to the home page of American Osteopathic Association.  Check out the links on the left side of the page to find out more about this option


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

American Assoc of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine lists not only colleges, but also gives career information


Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

List of accredited schools from the Council on Chiropractice Education (CCE) 

Also, click the Links tab on the navigation menu of the above page for further resources.


Dentist (D.D.S.)

Careers in Dentistry from the American Dental Association has information about applying to dental schools and lists of those schools are found in links on the right of the page

Dental Education Pathways from the American Dental Education Association


Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)

Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry gives comprehensive information on the specialty, admission requirements, schools, etc.



Is Pharmacy for You? from the AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) has extensive information about options, education, schools, etc. Be sure to explore the links on the left menu completely.

Pharmacy College Application Service - the name says it all


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

Careers from the American Veterinary Medicine Association has information regarding various veterinary specialties

AAVMC, the home page of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges which has links to application procedures, jobs and more

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Becoming a CRNA describes the profession, lists career opportunities and accredited programs; maintained by the American Association of Nurse Anesthestists

 Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association provides links to school and information for students (Click on Professional Development and/or Education Programs)


Physcian Assistant

Physician Assistant Education Association, click on the Applicants link at the top to learn more about this career.


Public Health

Careers in Public Health is maintained by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health

University of Minnesota School of Public Health highlights current students and alumni, in addition to information about degrees and courses


Nurse Practitioner

About NPs from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners