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Allopathic (M.D.) Medicine
Chiropractic
Dentistry
Naturopathy
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Osteopathy (D.O.)
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Podiatry
Public Health
Veterinary Medicine

 

General Information on Careers in Health

Association of American Medical Colleges- Medical Specialties
Outlines twenty-six specialties, information on job descriptions, training/residency information, salary information, and links to outside websites or reference sources with additional information.
https://www.aamc.org/cim/specialty/

ExploreHealthCareers.org
A comprehensive collection of material about health professions, including general career information, different careers in the health industry, current events pertaining to the medical field, and some funding information.
http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home

Allopathic (M.D.) Medicine


American Medical Student Association
Premed membership information, student reviews of medical schools, and a premed guide. Information on many medical schools, on the issues pre-medical students at undergraduate campuses across the country are facing, and the lives of current medical students.                                                                                               http://www.amsa.org/amsa/homepage/membercenter/Premeds.aspx

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Career and 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)
http://www.aamc.org

The Student Doctor Network
Information on application, MCAT, medical and osteopathic schools, interviews, residencies, and all aspects of medicine from current premeds and medical students.
http://studentdoctor.net

American College of Physicians
Practicing physician information that is valuable if you want to understand what a career as a physician looks like.
http://www.acponline.org/

American Medical Student Association
Information on current medical students that is valuable if you want to understand about the lives of medical students.
http://www.amsa.org/

The American Medical Association
Information for people in all stages of medical careers from premed to medical student to physician.
http://www.ama-assn.org/

Rural Medicine
Rural physician information, rural education, rural clinical topics, and special issues of serving underserved populations.
http://www.ruralfamilymedicine.org/ and http://www.ruralhealthweb.org/

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
Information on career paths, training programs, funding opportunities and mentoring, and a list of schools with programs by state with MD/PhD programs and contact information.
http://www.physicianscientists.org/ and                                 http://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/instpredoc/pages/predocinst-MSTP.aspx

Occupational Outlook for Physicians and Surgeons
Information on the future of physicians and surgeons, including nature of the work, work environment, training, qualifications, opportunities for advancement, employment distribution, job outlook, and earnings.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm

Women in Medicine
A site dedicated to provide information and advice for women ranging from pre-medical students through practicing physicians. Most of the forums address women’s issues and concerns, but the general information on the site will apply to any interested pre-medical student.
http://www.mommd.com/

Chiropractic


Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Links to chiropractic colleges and general information about the chiropractic profession.
http://www.chirocolleges.org

Dentistry


American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Dental schools information and Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).
http://www.adea.org

American Dental Association (ADA)
Career and admissions information and DAT test information.
http://www.ada.org

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

Pre-Dentistry.com
Basic information on undergraduate pre-dentistry studies, schools in the United States, becoming a dentist, career paths, and tips for students.
http://www.predentistry.com/

Dental School Statistics
Good information on the DAT, the application process, the interview, dental school, and licensing exams.
http://www.dentalstudentbooks.com/dental_school_statistics.html

Occupational Outlook for Dentists
Information on the future of dentistry, including nature of the work, work environment, training, qualifications, opportunities for advancement, employment distribution, job outlook, and earnings.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dentists.htm

Naturopathy


American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Naturopathic doctor locator, state licensure information, and links to naturopathic schools.
http://www.naturopathic.org

Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
Provides information about schools in the United States and Canada, the education of a naturopathic healthcare provider, career paths, and covers the basics of naturopathic medicine.
http://www.aanmc.org/

Nursing


American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Career and admissions information, and links to nursing programs.
http://aacn.nche.edu

Nurse Practitioner American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Links to nurse practitioner programs.
http://aanp.org

Occupational Therapy


American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Career and admissions information, and links to occupational therapy programs.
http://www.aota.org

Optometry


Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Career and admissions information, links to optometry programs, and Optometry Admission Test (OAT) description.
http://www.opted.org

Osteopathy (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).
http://aacom.org 

Osteopathic Physicians and 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. schools from its web site. Each state has similar organization.
http://www.opsc.org

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
General and professional osteopathic membership information, index of past issues of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, and access to state and regional osteopathic associations.
http://www.am-osteo-assn.org

Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS)
The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) was established in 1977 to serve and represent osteopathic physicians in the uniformed services. AMOPS focuses the attention of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) on the unique aspects of practice in the Uniformed Services by the more than 2,200 Doctors of Osteopathy meeting our nation's military and federal medical needs throughout the world.
www.amops.org

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
The AOASM was formed to fulfill the mission of a branch of the healing arts profession, which utilizes a holistic, comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and disease processes.
http://www.aoasm.org/

Osteopathic vs. Allopathic
Explains the differences and similarities between the two ways of practicing medicine. http://www.hpplc.indiana.edu/medicine/med-res-twokinds.shtml

Pharmacy


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Career and admissions information, links to pharmacy schools, and Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) description.
http://www.aacp.org

Physical Therapy


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Career and admissions information, and links to physical therapy programs.
http://www.apta.org

Online Physical Therapist
Online PT-related events listings, job postings, a clinic directory, continuing education opportunities, and journal article abstracts.
http://physicaltherapist.com

California Chapter American Physical Therapy Association
State chapter of the national association, development and improvement of physical therapy education, practice, and research.
http://www.ccapta.org

Physician Assistant


American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
General information regarding the profession, government and practice issues, employment opportunities, listing of physician assistant organizations, and an online store for physician assistants.
http://www.aapa.org

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Physician assistant certification information, details about the certification process, re-certification, exam policies and procedures, and continuing medical education.
http://www.nccpa.net

Application Service CASPA
The Central Application Service for Physician Assistant Programs is CASPA. To learn more go to the PAEA website.
http://www.paeaonline.org/

California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
CAPA is California sub group of the AAPA. 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.
http://www.capanet.org

Podiatry


American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
Career and admissions information, links to most podiatric programs, and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS).
http://www.aacpm.org

American Podiatric Medicine Association (APMA)
General podiatry information, careers in podiatry, and information about podiatric professionals.
http://www.apma.org/

American Podiatric Medical Student Association (APMSA)
Information about podiatric medical students.
http://www.apmsa.org/

Public Health


American Public Health Association (APHA)
Public health careers and current advancements in public health.
http://www.apha.org/

Veterinary Medicine


The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
General information on veterinary practice, animal health issues, current journal articles, and membership information.
http://www.avma.org

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Veterinary student information, admissions information, and application.
http://www.aavmc.org/