Web Resources: Student Organizations, Online Resources, and Articles of Interest

Student Organizations:

 
American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the Trinity College Premedical Chapter
 
Students to Unite the Sciences and Humanitarian Interests - e-mail:  sushi@trincoll.edu

Web Addresses for the Health Professions:

 
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The oldest and most complete of the professional medical related sites.  It is a great resource to spend some time researching. Click student and applicant information for admissions information; includes a link to AMCAS and AMCAS-E, the electronic application to medical school.
 
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950 to provide medical students a chance to participate in organized medicine, AMSA began under the auspices of the American Medical Association. Starting in 1960, the association refocused its energies on the problems of the medically underserved, inequities in our health-care system and related issues in medical education. Since 1968, AMSA has been a fully independent student organization.
 
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
The equivalent of the AAMC home page.
 
American Association of Dental Schools
The toothy equivalent to the AAMC home page with a student/applicant section linking to ADDSAS.
 
American Association of International Medical Graduates - AAIMG
The American Association of International Medical Graduates, was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization to promote acceptance of United States citizen international medical graduates into mainstream American medical practice.
 
 American Academy of Physician Assistants
Information about the field and the education involved.
 
 American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
A nice page with a link to VMCAS and general information about the profession.
 
 American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
The centralized application processing service for those applying to medical school.
 
 American Optometry Association
Everything you need to know from the latest news in the field, fellowships, a list of optometry schools and associations. 
 
 Association of Chiropractic Colleges
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges includes and represents all CCE accredited colleges and programs which serves its institutions and their students, the profession and its patients, and the public by advancing chiropractic education, research and service.
 
 America's Best Hospitals 2004
If you're looking for the best in medical care, check out our 13th annual listing of top hospitals, ranked according to 17 separate specialties.

 Dental Admission Test (DAT)  
Dates and registration information.
 
Naturopathic physicians are trained in the art and science of natural healthcare at accredited medical colleges. Integrative partnerships between conventional medical doctors and licensed NDs are becoming more available. This cooperation makes more effective therapies available to consumers. Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that assists in the restoration of health by following a set of specific rules.
 
Today’s patients want preventive therapies, not quick fixes. Naturopathic physicians are primary care providers who treat the whole person, calling on science and the body’s innate wisdom to heal. The naturopathic scope of practice includes laboratory and clinical diagnosis, botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy and more.
 
The National League for Nursing advances excellence in nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.
 
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. AACN's educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and practice in nursing— the nation's largest health care profession.
 
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT® serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.
 
ASCO is committed to achieving excellence in optometric education and to helping its member schools prepare well-qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry. The mission of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is to serve the American public through the continued advancement and promotion of all aspects of academic optometry. In support of this mission, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is committed to fulfilling the leadership role in the optometric education enterprise
 
AACP is the organization committed to education and scholarship for improving drug therapy. The Association will strengthen its mission of promoting professional and graduate education through effective use of policy, information, advocacy, and programming. AACP conducts a wide variety of programs and activities in cooperation with a number of other national health and higher education associations in the Washington, D.C. area. Many Association activities are concerned with higher education issues. Some relate only to concerns of the profession while others relate to the broad community of all health professions.
 
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates - ECFMG
Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
 
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 66,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
 
To inspire and empower greater numbers of undergraduate students to choose healthcare and public health careers by providing real world exposure, experience and support that assists them in achieving their goals. Our ultimate aim is to improve healthcare services provided to our population by motivating and developing greater numbers of value driven, capable and diverse leaders and public health profesionals.
 
Health Professions Links
Many links for those who know they are interested in medicine, but are still not sure what route to take.
 
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 
Dates & Registration Information.
 
This is an electronic resource manual for financial planning for pre-medical students, enrolled students and residents.
 
This is a digital Library of authoritive medical information for all students of medicine. 
 
The Student Doctor Network (SDN) is a nonprofit web site, dedicated to the pre-health and health professional student community. Our mission is to assist and encourage students as they traverse the challenging and complicated health professions education process. We do this by hosting an online community and meeting-place, providing free and unbiased resources, and serving as a clearinghouse for associated information.
 
National Society of Genetic Counselors 
The leading voice, authority and advocate for the genetic counseling profession.
 
Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Professional school applicants will be interested in the NEAAHP Advisors' Guide, which has links to sources of information about virtually all of the health professions including physical therapy, physicians assistants and many more!
 
The Association will place emphasis on activities that aim to enhance: increased funding opportunities for member-institutions to engage in research, leadership training, identification and dissemination of best practices in education, student recruitment into the health professions, and the development of benchmarking tools for scholarship, research, and finance.
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
 
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a not-for- profit association of university-based educational programs, faculty, practitioners, and provider organizations. Its members are dedicated to continuously improving the field of healthcare management and practice. It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to improve the delivery of health services throughout the world - and thus the health of citizens - by educating professional managers at the entry level.
 
This site promotes the ethical and professional development of the next generation of physicians.  Take a look at it - it has some great information!
 
This is a privately owned medical recruitment company that provides placement services for hospitals and medical professionals.
 
Podiatry is a field of medicine that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. Podiatric medicine is a rewarding and exciting career and our doctors have cited their flexible work hours, financial opportunities, and multiple options in practice as outstanding reasons to choose this profession. We at the American Podiatric Medical Association wish you every success as you seek to find your passion and choose a career that will provide you with a fulfilling and rewarding life.
 
Council of Colleges and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
 
American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
 
Atricles of Interest
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