What does it take?
Pathways in Health Science & Medicine
Students looking to enter the world of health care are pursuing careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.
AT A GLANCE / HEALTH SCIENCE & MEDICINE
Is this you?
I enjoy helping people learn, grow, or heal.
I like to teach, counsel, train, etc.
I am concerned about the welfare of others.
I like to solve problems by guiding or treating.
I want to take care of children, elders, or people in need.
I like dealing with illness or emotional challenges.
I enjoy physical activities and sports.
PROBLEM SOLVING & CRITICAL THINKING
The field of healthcare, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and allied health providers, will have to accommodate new technologies, public and private options, and diseases/viruses that have challenged the world. Bio or Chem is not enough, we offer students an interdisciplinary approach with a foundation of science. A scientific background matters; however, our future healthcare providers must be compassionate global citizens
Saint Louis University.
COLLEGES & PROGRAMS
Where should I study?
GPA alumni will tell you that the best path forward includes research opportunities and the ability to earn a high enough grade point average to be able to earn your way into the best graduate program. From Duke to Caltech to Occidental, we introduce students to programs that fit their future goals and their learning styles.
Explore the possibilities
Check out the different pathways within this interest cluster, which include information regarding specific careers! If you are looking to see what a student does in one of these paths, keep scrolling!
Here's what GPA Alumni are doing to pursue this pathway in their postsecondary education. This provides a glimpse in what you could be doing as a result of pursuing one of these paths!