Medical & Allied Health Career Guidance

Medical & Allied Health Career Guidance

Within our medical schools resources page, we've done some research to answer questions you might have about medical and allied health fields, including what types of jobs you can get, how to choose a program, and where to turn for more information.

Even in the earliest civilizations, communities had members who stood out as having particular talent as shamans or healers. The first practicing physician on record was Imhotep of ancient Egypt, who lived around 2800 BC. For centuries after his death, he was worshipped as the God of Medicine. Hippocrates from the Classical Greek era is best known for the still-in-practice Hippocratic Oath doctors take upon graduation from medical school. He also authored more than 70 books on healthcare, marking the beginnings of professional medicine. Galen of Rome wrote more than 500 books on medicine, which were used as standards of reference through the Middle Ages. The Renaissance is thought to be the start of scholarly medicine, while the 20th century marked some of the most significant scientific advances in the field.

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