Career Path: Allopathic Medicine (MD) / Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

“I have the opportunity to help my patients on their journey to a healthier life.” - Mary Evans Dunkin’11


Practitioners of Allopathic Medicine, or the Doctor of Medicine (MD), follow traditional medical practices, focusing on disease diagnosis and treatment with medication and surgery. Practitioners of Osteopathic Medicine, or the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), receive additional training in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and focus on preventive care and viewing the body holistically. Both roles can specialize in various medical fields.

Facts & Figures

  • Median salary: $208,000 (varies widely by specialty)

How to Get Started

Talk to your Pre-Health Advisor.

Alumni Stories

Taja Hereford’15

Pathways to Medicine

Successful careers in medicine, research, and public health are not uncommon among Beloit College graduates. 


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