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.

Pre-Med Navigator – The AAMC Pre-med Navigator features important topics, resources, tips, and key dates for aspiring physicians.Subscribe to receive updates each month right to your inbox.

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
If you’re looking for the best in medical care, check out the annual US News listing of top hospitals, ranked according to 17 separate specialties.

Dental Admission Test (DAT)
Dates and registration information.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
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.

American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges
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.

National League for Nursing
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.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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.

American Occupational Therapy Foundation
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.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
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

American Association of Colleges and Pharmacy
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.

American Physical Therapy Association
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.

Health Career Connection
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 professionals.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Dates & Registration Information.

The Student Doctor Network
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!

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
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.

American Medical Association, Careers in Allied Health
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

Health Administration

Association of University Programs in Health Administration
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.

Careers in Podiatric Medicine
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.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Council of Colleges and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Anesthesiologist Assistants
American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants

Audiology Foundation of America

Other Online Resources

A Guide to Pre-Professional Experience in Public Health

MPH Online Degree Programs and Career Resources

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Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) at Columbia University

Articles of Interest

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/166