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Facts About the PROFESSIONS

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To learn more about the health professions, click on the profession of interest at the left of the page.  The Facts About the PROFESSIONS pages include summary information about the health professions, including:

  • DESCRIPTION of the profession
  • DEGREE earned
  • PROGRAM LENGTH typical of most programs
  • PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS​
  • APPLICATION SERVICE if one exists
  • ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS required of a strong applicant
  • ADMISSIONS EXAM
  • PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCES that are desirable in each profession.  Most professional schools look for evidence of personal qualities that are suitable for the professions and a working knowledge of the profession gained through co-curricular and employment experiences.
  • RECOMMENDATION LETTERS are required by all professional schools.  Some prefer a Health Professions Committee Letter and others prefer letters written by individuals including faculty, health professionals, employers, for example.