Pre-Allopathic Medicine at UH Mānoa

Allopathic physicians (MDs, or Doctors of Medicine) focus on diagnosing and treating disease; treatments include prescription medication and surgery. About 1/3 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 a few.

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 2019-2020 Catalog.