August 22, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:45 PMUptown Campus
Health practitioners diagnose, treat, and strive to prevent illness and disease. While all of them practice the art of healing, they differ in methods of treatment and areas of specialization. Physicians--both allopathic and osteopathic--perform surgery, and prescribe medications, exercise, and proper diet. Optometrists specialize in eye care and podiatrists treat foot diseases and deformities. Dentists emphasize not only the treatment but the prevention of problems associated with teeth and gums. Veterinarians treat animals but can also inspect meat, poultry, and other food as part of public health programs. Considering a career in the health professions? Learn how to prepare yourself academically and professionally, and more.