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Applied sciences - medicine

Updated: Feb 11, 2023

According to Wikipedia, "Medicine is the science and practice of caring for a patient, managing the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, treatment, palliation of their injury or disease, and promoting their health. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others."

Medicine is about health. Medicine helps us to maintain a good health.

How to best learn medicine?

If you want to learn medicine, here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Start with the basics: Familiarize yourself with the human anatomy and physiology, as well as the fundamentals of biology and chemistry.

  2. Get hands-on experience: Participate in healthcare-related volunteer work, such as working in a hospital or clinic, or shadowing healthcare professionals.

  3. Pursue formal education: Consider enrolling in a pre-med program or a medical school to receive formal training in medicine. Medical schools generally require a bachelor's degree and a strong background in science, as well as good scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

  4. Read and stay current: Read relevant books, journals, and articles to stay up to date on the latest developments in medicine and healthcare.

  5. Engage in clinical work: Participate in clinical rotations and gain hands-on experience treating patients under the supervision of licensed medical professionals.

  6. Specialize: After completing medical school and obtaining a license to practice medicine, you can choose to specialize in a particular area of medicine, such as surgery, pediatrics, or psychiatry.

It's important to remember that learning medicine takes many years of dedicated study and practice, and requires a strong work ethic and a passion for helping others.


What can I do if I learn medicine?

If you study medicine, there are several career paths you can pursue, including:

  1. Medical Doctor (MD) - Practice medicine in a hospital, clinic, or private practice.

  2. Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Provide patient care, diagnose illnesses, and prescribe medication.

  3. Physician Assistant (PA) - Provide patient care under the supervision of a physician.

  4. Dentist - Diagnose and treat conditions of the mouth and teeth.

  5. Veterinarian - Diagnose and treat animals' health problems.

  6. Pharmacist - Dispense prescription medications and provide information to patients.

  7. Physical Therapist - Help patients recover from injuries or surgeries and manage pain.

  8. Occupational Therapist - Help patients regain skills needed for daily living and work.

  9. Speech Therapist - Help patients with speech and language disorders.

In addition to these career paths, you can also consider research, teaching, and writing about medicine, or working in medical administration or public health. It's important to note that all of these careers require specific education, training, and licensing.


Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.

There are lots of self-learning contents about medicine, which you can study by yourself before going into a formal education.

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