Two types of medical education and practice exist in the United States.
Modern medicine generally refers to clinical practice: the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease by a physician. The physician may be an allopathic physician (M.D.) or an osteopathic physician (D.O.). Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for medical school. Also learn information about medical schools and general information about allopathic and osteopathic medicine.
It is important that you learn and incorporate the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students in your academic and non-academic activities.
More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found on our FAQ page.
- For current UM-Dearborn students, contact Tahnee Prokopow, director of Health Professions Advising or schedule an appointment online (Select option “Pre-Health Advising Schedule”).
- For prospective and transfer students, contact UM-Dearborn Admissions.