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Allopathic (M.D.) Medicine

American Medical Student Association Premed
Membership information, student reviews of medical schools, and a premed guide.

Alpha Epsilon Delta
Premedical honor society

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Career & admissions information, financial aid, minority/disadvantaged programs, and links to medicals schools, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) registration, online MCAT Student Manual, the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDAS).

Certified Athletic Trainer

National Athletic Trainers Association
Career and education information regarding Athletic Training

Chiropractic Medicine

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Links to chiropractic colleges

Dental Medicine

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Links to dental schools and the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)

American Dental Association (ADA)
Career & admissions information including Dental Admission Test (DAT) description

American Student Dental Association
Membership information, and publications for dental & pre-dental students http://www.asdanet.org

Naturopathic Medicine

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Naturopathic doctor locator, state licensure information, and links to naturopathic schools


American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Career & admissions information, and links to nursing programs

Nurse Practitioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Links to nurse practitioner programs

Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Career & admissions information, and links to occupational therapy programs


Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Career & admissions information, links to optometry programs, and Optometry Admission Test (OAT) description.

Osteopathic (D.O.) Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Career and admissions information, and links to osteopathic programs and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)

Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California (OPSC)
OPSC, a division of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), is structured to help the individual D.O. better serve the interests of osteopathic medicine, provide quality health care for patients and educate the public to better understand osteopathic medicine and its contribution to total health care.

You can access a listing of California D.O.s from their web site. Each state has similar organization. You can access your state's D.O. Association through the AOA web site (www.am-osteo-assn. or http://www.opsc.org )

Student Doctor Online
This site provides an exchange of ideas and information between osteopathic medical students, physicians and enthusiasts.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
This site provides both general and professional osteopathic and membership information, as well as an index of past issues of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
You can access state and regional osteopathic associations through their web site.

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)
The NBOME is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public and state licensing agencies by administering examinations which test the medical knowledge of those who seek to serve the public as osteopathic physicians.
This site contains information, dates and fee schedules for the COMPLEX-USA. (The 3-part, national board exam for all osteopathic medical students)

American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)
The mission of the AAO is to teach, explore, advocate, and advance the science and art of osteopathy.


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Career & admissions information, links to pharmacy schools, and Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) description.

Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Career & admissions information, and links to physical therapy programs.

Physical Therapist Online
Physical Therapist Online offers PT-related events listings, job postings, a clinic directory, continuing education opportunities and journal article abstracts.

Federation of Sates Boards of Physical Therapy
The federation aims to facilitate reasonable uniformity in physical therapy practices and also administers the National Physical Therapy Examination. One of the group's key objectives is to strengthen state leadership in policymaking, promoting excellence and continuing competence in the PT profession.

California Chapter American Physical Therapy Association
A state chapter of the national association, this group exists to meet the physical therapy needs of California residents through the development and improvement of physical therapy education, practice and research.

This site is designed to service job candidates and recruiters, as well as students. Job listings for various therapy-related professions are listed, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, music therapy and physical therapy. Postings for therapy aides and assistants in each category are also listed.

Physician Assistant

Western University of Health Sciences

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
The Official Web site of "the only national organization that represents physician assistants in all specialties and employment settings." The site includes general information regarding the profession; government and practice issues; employment opportunities; listing of physician assistant organizations, and an online store for physician assistants.

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Your online resource for physician assistant certification information, including details about the certification process, re-certification, exam policies and procedures, and continuing medical education.

Application Service CASPA
The Central Application Service for Physician Assistant Programs is CASPA. To learn more go to the PAEA website.

Student Academy of the APPA (SAAAPA)
A page run by both students and graduate physician assistants for student physician assistants across the country, accessing the most current information relevant to physician students in the United States. Topics include financial aid, academic survival skills, and listing of student societies.

California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
This is the California sub group of the AAPA providing general information regarding the profession; employment opportunities; listing of local physician assistant groups; history of the profession; information on salaries, and various other PA related subjects.

Podiatric Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
Career & admissions information, and links to most podiatric programs and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS).