Healthcare Exploration Resources


  • Allopathic Medicine
    • Doctors of Medicine (MDs) attend allopathic medical schools, such as the University of Missouri School of Medicine. While most MDs tend to specialize after medical school, many (28%) practice in primary care.
      • Inspiring story: Ashtin Jeney, a first generation college graduate from rural Montana
      • Inspiring story: Bridger Rodoni, a motocross racer-turned physician
  • Osteopathic Medicine
    • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) attend osteopathic medical schools, such as the very first school of osteopathy, A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. DOs value “holistic” medicine and tend to prefer working in primary care (57%)
  • Podiatric Medicine
    • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) specialize in caring for the human foot and ankle, both anatomically and pathologically. Podiatrists are able to specialize in surgery, sports medicine, diabetic foot care, among other subfields.
  • Physician Assistant
    • Physician Assistants (PAs) are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and prescribe medications much like their physician colleagues.


  • Dentistry 101
    • Have you ever wondered about how a dentist’s work differs from that of a physician? Are you interested in a dynamic career that allows you to diagnose and treat oral conditions while also allowing you opportunities to perform surgery? Start here to learn about dentistry.
  • “Jumpstart Your Dental Career in High School”
    • An hour-long seminar that talks about how to begin thinking about dentistry as a high school student.


  • FutureEyeDoc
    • Explore the “hows” and “whys” behind becoming an Optometrist (OD) through stories of current providers.
  • Optometry Career Guide
    • Learn about how Optometry is progressing scientifically, the different settings in which an OD can practice, and what a typical day looks like for an OD, among other interesting topics.

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy


  • ExploreHealthCareers
    • If you know that you want to work in healthcare but are uncertain about how you want to serve others, that’s okay! ExploreHealthCareers can help expose you to careers you’ve never considered (or even known about!) or help you narrow down your options.