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Internet Resources for Pre-Health Students

Association of American Medical Colleges
The AAMC and the medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic and professional societies, faculty, residents, and students that AAMC represents are committed to improving the nation's health through medical education, research, and high-quality patient care. AAMC is dedicated to the communities they serve, committed to advancing the public good, and steadfast in their desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role they are privileged to play in our society.

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) was founded to lend support and assistance to the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. Having grown from a handful of college administrators a century ago, the organization today represents the administration, faculty and students of all of the osteopathic medical colleges in the United States. The association, guided by its Board of Deans and various other member councils and committees, is actively involved in all areas of osteopathic medical education.

AMSA
With a half-century history of medical student activism, AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Starting in 1960, the association focused its energies on the problems of the medically underserved, inequities in our health-care system and related issues in medical education. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of over 30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns and residents from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

The Next Generation
This is an online publication for pre-medicine undergraduates affiliated with the New England Journal of Medicine. The Next Generation highlights NEJM articles, interviews their authors, and provides thoughtful coverage of issues of interest to the next generation of the physician workforce.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
This journal's key objective is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. JAMA publishes original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics. It continues to provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions. JAMA enables physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own.

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)
JAOA is the official scientific publication of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), as well as the scholarly, peer-reviewed publication of the osteopathic medical profession. It provides a forum for communicating and disseminating philosophical concepts, clinical practice observations, and scientific information, and for defining the current status of the profession. It is directed toward the osteopathic primary care physician with a broad range of interests and provides a clinical and scientific update for the osteopathic specialist. JAOA publishes original investigations, current reviews with an expert critical viewpoint, and didactic discourses in a wide variety of clinical fields.

The Student Doctor Network (SDN)
The Student Doctor Network (SDN) is an independent community of students, advisors, educators, and practicing doctors. Our membership extends from college students to practicing doctors in every field of healthcare, from allopathic medicine to veterinary medicine. SDN has communities for every doctorate-level healthcare field.

Internet Resources for Pre-Health Students

Explore Health Careers
This website provides a uniquely large, searchable database of over 600 pipeline programs in health and science related settings. Many of these programs include summer enrichment and research opportunities, which will help prepare students for a future career and strengthen their eligibility for entry into a health professions program. This is a totally free, non-profit endeavor, providing in-depth career information that has been peer reviewed by the appropriate overseeing professional organizations.

Peace Corps
Students in public and environmental health, nursing, and nutrition, who are interested in international work, should consider the Peace Corps.

The Next Generation
This is an online publication for pre-medicine undergraduates affiliated with the New England Journal of Medicine. The Next Generation highlights NEJM articles, interviews their authors, and provides thoughtful coverage of issues of interest to the next generation of the physician workforce.

The Student Doctor Network (SDN)
The Student Doctor Network (SDN) is an independent community of students, advisors, educators, and practicing doctors. Membership extends from college students to practicing doctors in every field of healthcare, from allopathic medicine to veterinary medicine. SDN has communities for every doctorate-level healthcare field.

What Is Public Health
What is Public Health was developed by the Association of Schools of Public Health to answer three questions: What does public health encompass? What impact does public health have on our lives? What types of careers are available in the field of public health?

List of Pre-Health Professional Associations
The websites below provide links to various Pre-Health Associations. Each association serves as a national forum for the exchange of ideas, issues formation and concerns relating to its specific medical education. The associations serve as a resource to students, residents and practitioners by providing direct access to academic institutions; highlighting opportunities for clerkships and residencies; and linking students to mentors that guide their career development. They provide advocacy, professional development, and a wealth of expert information and resources.


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