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A medical student using ultrasound technology with their supervisor present

Medicine is the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Physicians can choose to become an MD, DO, or ND. Allopathic medical school (MD) has a scientific focus on the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, an osteopathic medical school (DO) emphasizes a whole-person approach to treatment and care, whereas a naturopathic medical school (ND) combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.

What does a Physician do?

  • Assesses symptoms, diagnoses, and treats patients for all sorts of ailments
  • Prescribe medications and provides follow up care
  • Can specialize in a specific area of medicine like surgery, pediatrics, or obstetrics
  • Conducts medical research

Please note that Idaho State University does not have a medical program, however Idaho State University is a great institution to attend for preparing to apply to medical schools. Additionally, ISU has partnered with, and continues to work closely with WWAMI, ICOM, and UUSOM.

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Personal Statement

Letters of Recommendation

Application Process

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