Medical & Health Careers

Career options in medicine are diverse: clinical practice, community health, medical administration, health policy, teaching, research, and more. While the majority of Harvard students and alumni pursuing careers in the health field focus on human medicine (MD degree, allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine), a number of others will pursue related health fields such as public and global health, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and other allied health fields such as optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.

Your Next Steps

The path to becoming a medical professional is long and rigorous, and students must consider:

Advising and Events

To speak with an OCS premedical adviser, please see our drop-in and appointment guidelines. Premedical and health careers events include medical school interview workshops, MD/PhD info sessions, graduate school visits, and more. Subscribe to the premed calendar (below) for the current schedules. Note: Due to specific funding regulations arranged through Harvard College, OCS cannot offer HES candidates / alumni premedical advising.

Premed and Health Careers Calendar

Additional questions?

Email us at premed at fas or schedule a 30-min appointment in Crimson Careers.