Health Career Stories

Students interested in a health career are presented with many options, and it can sometimes be difficult to know which one is the best choice to get where you want to be. While the decision is ultimately yours, it always helps to be able to make an informed decision. We've included the stories of some individuals from different health professions, in order to provide you with a perspective from the other end -- that of a practicing professional with experience in a specific field. We hope that it will help you in your journey toward a rewarding, meaningful career in any of the fields that interests you.

Osteopathic Medicine - Vivi Dang

Learn how a student of osteopathic medicine focused her interest in helping others, and the advice that she has for prospective medical students.

Medicine, Biomedical Research - Ahmad Hider

After his younger brother was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Ahmad was inspired to go to medical school to be a voice for those living with chronic illness.

Nursing - Kristal Nemeroff

Read the perspective of a nursing student who forged a career for herself while dealing with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Pharmacy - Dhiren Patel

A fourth-year student offers insight on his journey to a career in pharmacy and offers advice for prospective students.

Prosthetics / Orthotics - Jessica Thomas

A student in Pitt's Prosthetics and Orthotics program shares her insight.

Aspiring Doc Diaries - An AAMC Program

Aspiring Docs provides inspiration and resources so anyone can aspire to be a physician. It’s vital for tomorrow’s medical students to be diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socio economic status, and sexual orientation, as well as express diversity in experience and thought. Having a diverse workforce of doctors is essential to providing the best care for all communities and improving the health of our nation. Learn more about the diverse experiences and perspectives of those who are finding their way in a medical career.