I believe if you study micro biology you will cover parasitology. Studying Infectious Diseases will teach you both.
There are positions in the medical field that crossover with the art field-- someone has to mold and cast all the artificial body parts used in anatomical models for medical students, as well as any other non-biological item used. In dentistry, you could learn how to cast people's mouths/teeth and then shape the casting in order to create actual false teeth.
There are medical illustrators who draw the anatomical guidelines in medical books as well as medicine informational pamphlets and fliers seen at doctors offices and hospitals everywhere, and lets not forget anatomical poster art.
A fascinating field in my opinion is the designers who create artificial limbs-- not only will you get to be creative but you will work in a very important medicinal field and help people big time!
Kristen recommends the following next steps:
- Research anatomy artists, medical illustration.
- Research the field of Infectious Diseases.
- Be prepared to study a major and a minor in college/university. If in high school, begin your artistic portfolio soon; start extracurricular activities, volunteering is of supreme importance for entrance to college/university.
- Do more than what is expected of you in school and extracurricular activities NOW, it will pay off immensely when it's time to apply to schools.
- Never give up.