Helpful Pre-health Websites

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This is not an exhaustive list of links but instead a starting place for students and alumni interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Many of the web sites listed below have links to additional information. The Office of Preprofessional Advising does not endorse any of the organizations or companies which might be associated with the following links. Additionally, we cannot ensure the accuracy or currency of the information contained on external sites.

Financing Health Professions School

The Association of American Medical Schools provides some excellent advice about managing your finances both while in college and then transitioning on to medical school. Much of this information can also be applied to students applying to other health professions.

Medicine

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
This web site will contain information on career in medicine, AMCAS, and MCAT. It will also link to all individual allopathic medical schools

AAMC Curriculum Directory
This web site will help you to locate combined degree programs as well as give you more information on the curriculums at different medical schools.

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
This web site contains information on careers in Osteopathic Medicine, links to D.O schools and link to the AACOMAS application.

American Medical Association (AMA)
This web site contains information on health policy and advocacy, ethics, education and accreditation. It provides access to journals and medical news and has a doctor finder.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
This web site contains information on health advocay programs, community and public health, health policy, humanistic medicine, and disparities in medicine.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
This web site contains information on community service activities and educational and mentorship programs

Early Assurance Programs

Mt. Sinai Humanities and Medicine Early Acceptance Program
This web site provides information about admission to this program and contains an application for download.

SUNY Upstate Medical University Early Assurance Program
This web site provides information about admission to this program and contains an application for download.

Minority Student Opportunities

Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP)
This web site contains information on summer educational experiences to help promising, highly motivated students gain admission to medical schools.

Minorities in Medicine
This Web site is the official Minorities in Medicine section of the AAMC.

AspiringDocs
This is the Web site of the AAMC campaign to raise awareness about the need for more diversity in medicine and to connect students to key resources.

Interviewing

Medical School Interviewing Feedback
This site contains information on interviewing at individual medical schools. Applicants write in about their experiences. This can be great information, but remember that every interview is different!

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Programs

AAMC Post-Baccalaureate Listing

Syracuse U Post-Baccaluareate Listing

MD-PhD Dual Degree Training

MD-PhD programs provide training in both medicine and research. They are specifically designed for those who want to become research physicians, also known as physician-investigators or physician-scientists. Please visit the official Web site of the MD-PhD section of the AAMC. This Web site, developed by seasoned MD-PhD directors and administrators is an ideal tool for applicants and potential applicants.

Dentistry

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
This web site contains information on careers in dentistry as well as links to dental schools and a link to the AADSAS application. It also includes information on opportunities for minority students in US Dental schools and other related resources

American Dental Association (ADA)
This web site contains information on research and clinical issues in dentistry, news and education and dental societies.

American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

Interviewing

Dental School Interview Feedback:
This site contains information on interviewing at individual dental schools. Applicants write in about their experiences. This can be great information, but remember that every interview is different!

Veterinary Medicine

Amreican Association of Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC)
This web site contains information on careers in veterinary medicine, admission to vet school, link to the VMCAS, and other helpful information for pre-vet students.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
This web site contains a veterinary medical journal and other relevant information about the field.

Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Other Allied Health Professions

Nurse Practioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association

Optometry

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Pharmacy

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Physician Assistant

American Academy of Physican Assistants

Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association

Podiatry

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Public Health

American Public Health Association

Admission Testing Services

DAT

GRE

MCAT

OAT

Test Prep Companies

Kaplan Test Prep

Princeton Review

Exam Krackers

Wikipremed

Scholarships/Fellowships

Chinese American Physician’s Society Scholarship

Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

Lanzate Scholarship: Can help with Interview Travel Cost

M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship

Mabelle Arole Fellowship

National Medical Fellowships

Olin Fellowship for Women

Order Sons of Italy in America

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

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