The Road to Becoming a Physician

Medicine offers a vast number of career choices. Many physicians treat patients full-time, while others also teach, conduct research, manage hospitals and clinics, or develop health policy. There is no single road to becoming a doctor, but most medical career paths share key characteristics. Learn more about the road to becoming a physician.


The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has numerous resources to assist you in your health career: