Allopathic Medicine (MD)

Overview of Field

Physicians are considered frontline medical workers. This is a broad field that may work solo or in a group practice setting. They examine patients and gather medical history. Physicians order diagnostic test, prescribe medication, provide preventative care. They may specialize. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredits training programs in 133 specialties and subspecialties, and the American Board of Medical Specialties represents 24 board-certified specialties (with many sub-specialties within each of these major specialties). Examples include: anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiation oncology, sports medicine and surgery.

Career Exploration

AAMC Pre-Med Navigator

Pipeline Programs

Shadowing Opportunities

Applying to Medical School

Timeline for Admission and Application to Medical School:

        AAMC Timeline

Applying information for Medical Schools:

Pre-requisite Completion

The University of Louisville wants to support you with your career goals! Many of your required pre-requisites for your pre-health path can be completed right here at UofL in conjunction with your current academic program plan. Meet with your academic advisor for more information. In addition, consult the specific program you are applying to for pre-requisite requirements.

Entrance Exam

Suggested test preparation resources:

Fee Assistance Program Information

Getting Involved

UofL Student Involvement Recognized Student Organizations (RSO’s):

These student organizations are active as of Fall 2023. You can find all active student organizations by visiting engage.

National Organizations & Resources

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)