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Haverford College

Pre-Health Advising

Links: Alternative Health Professions

The following links provide information on alternative careers in medicine.

Note that the Guide for First and Second Year Students has more information on health professions, including public health.

If you are planning on applying to public health programs, or to a program to train for such professions as occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, clinical psychology, etc., you will, most likely, have to take the GRE. Please check out various e-book versions of that (and other tests) on Tripod.

Also check out this list provided by the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.


General Information about Health Careers


Chiropractic Medicine


Genetics and Genetic Counseling

Health Administration and Policy

Medical Illustration

Medical Physics

Medical and Science Writing

Naturopathic Medicine




Occupational Therapy


Osteopathic Medicine


Physician Assistant

Physical Therapy



Psychology and Mental Health

Public Health

Speech Therapy and Speech Pathology

Sports Medicine