Allopathic physicians (MDs, or Doctors of Medicine) focus on diagnosing and treating disease; treatments include prescription medication and surgery. About one-third of the nation’s physicians are generalists, or “primary care” doctors, although that percentage is declining as more physicians choose to become specialists. Generalists include fields such as internists, family physicians, and pediatricians. Specialists focus on a particular disease, system, or part of the body; examples include neurologists, oncologists, and cardiologists, to name only a few.
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Hawaii Pre-Health Career Corps
The Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC) is a free year-round program for Hawaii high school and college students who are interested in health careers. Its purpose is to increase awareness about health careers, provide mentoring, shadowing and research experiences, and provide campus exposure to health careers.
Text compiled from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) website,
the American Medical Association (AMA) website, NAAHP’s Medical Professions Admission Guide,
the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) website, UHM’s JABSOM website, and the UHM 2017-2018 Catalog.