Exploring The Different Allied Medical Professions

January 9, 2015

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Gap Medics students with their mentor at Iringa Regional Hospital in Tanzania. Doctors and other mainstream healthcare specialists are the core professionals of the medical field. However, there are numerous other healthcare professionals that work parallel to the ones mentioned above and play an equally important role. They are referred to as Allied Medical Professions and their role in healthcare services cannot go without a mention. Those who work in these fields generally have to work directly with patients. They are responsible for delivering a variety of healthcare services. Here’s a brief look at these different professions and the role they play in health care:

All of these professionals are critical to the medical field. They ensure that doctors, dentists and nurses are able to perform their roles in a seamless manner thus providing patients with the best possible care.