Useful URL′s and other Resources for Non-Med Students

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Useful URL’s and Resources for Health Professions other than Premed

AJaslow’s Public Folder on Academic Volume 
Campus specific forms and non-public information sheets are available here.  On campus one can use the following link:  Community HPA Documents   Note: If off campus you will need an FTP program to access this link.

 

General Information on Picking a Health Profession: Sites for  career exploration and some career comparison
Explore Health Careers.Org trying  to be, and succeeding for the moment, the best single web portal for finding a career.  This specific page shows a list of many careers.  Lots of information, links and help with careers

Occupational Information Network  shows many “health” careers, some only peripherally related to your interests and many not requiring college degrees.  However it is good at giving average salaries by career and by state.  

Health Profession Org is another portal with information and links to many professions. It is good for links to other university and college Health Professions Advising web pages which may have comments that address your specific questions in a different way than we’ve done at Rhodes.  Also included are great links to “How to Interview”, “Should I be a Doctor”, etc. 

GradSchool.com for Biomedical and Health careers lists.  A bit quirky and search for programs is by State.

Career Links from NAAHP.  A few major non-doctor but related careers.

U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook handbook is a wonderful source for projections regarding the need for occupations and associated salaries.

Lifeworks is a great source for NIH sponsored interviews with health professionals

 

By Profession below. 
There is usually an association for the various professions, which provides the current news in the field and areas of interest.  There is usually a link to a national association of professional schools for the profession. This will often have links to individual programs in the US.  Either of these two associations will often have information for college students investigating the career.

Audiologist:           
Audiologist.org - go to “Students”

Anesthetist Assistants:
Anesthetist.org

Biomedical Research:
See science faculty for advice re: graduate school, MS and/or Ph.D

Bioengineering:
Physics, see Dr Hoffmeister, 303 Rhodes Tower, 843-3913

Chiropractic Medicine:
Chiropractic Colleges  

Counseling:
Psychology, see Dr. Anita Davis, 203 Clough, 843-3989

Dentistry:
American Dental Association   

American Dental Education Association (Dental Schools)
Associated American Dental Schools Application Service is the central application process used by some schools (AADSAS)
DAT  is the test used by most schools
Student Doctor Network 
web page portal of many useful forums and advice pages
One of their most useful resources is the forum on Interviews which provides many example questions to look at and comments from applicants who went on interviews at a specific pharmacy program
They also have information set up as a tutorial on essay writing .
http://www.studentdoctor.net/essays/index.asp
*Warning about advice on this page.  These pages are one author’s opinion and in the case of posts, all from anonymous students.  There appears to be a bias toward students from California, and some very nervous types who spread not the best advice.  Use our advice, but use this site for how interviews and visit days went.

Forensic Science:
Forensic Science.org

Health Administration, [Business, see Dr. Dee Birmbaum, 328 Buckman, 843-3889]
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

Nursing:  

Accelerated BSN and Direct MS Nursing Programs

 

Nurse Practitioner:
*Programs listed will accept BA and BS from Rhodes, for 2-2.5 year program.  Many other programs require a BSN

Vanderbilt Nurse Practitioner Program
Emory Nurse Practitioner
Yale Nurse Practitioner
Programs by State

GRE test site
The GRE Page on ETS.org  provides information about the general test as required by most Nurse Practitioner Schools.

Optometry:
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

OAT is the test used by most schools 

Orthotics & Prosthetics:
Orthotics & Prosthetics  

Pharmacy:
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Associations of Pharmacists  
PharmCAS is the central application process used by some schools
Student Doctor Network 
web page portal of many useful forums and advice pages
One of their most useful resources is the forum on Interviews which provides many example questions to look at and comments from applicants who went on interviews at a specific pharmacy program
They also have information set up as a tutorial on essay writing .
http://www.studentdoctor.net/essays
*Warning about advice on this page.  These pages are one author’s opinion and in the case of posts, all from anonymous students.  There appears to be a bias toward students from California, and some very nervous types who spread not the best advice.  Use our advice, but use this site for how interviews and visit days went.
PCAT is the test used by most schools. 

 

Physical Therapy:
American Physical Therapy Association

Links to Accredited Programs
GRE test site is about the general test as required by most Physical Therapy Schools. .

 

Physicians Assistant:
American Academy of Physicians Assistants

Physician Assistant Education Association (schools)
CASPA   is the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants
GRE test site
ETS.org  provides information about the general test as required by most Physician Assistant Schools. 

Public Health:
Association of Schools of Public Health

What is Public Health - a web portal

Podiatry:
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

AACPM Application Service

Speech and Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Human Biomechanics, Sports Physiology:
Look up using general sites. There are no centralized associations that will link to all methods to prepare for the same or similar career. Training for some similar careers could be found under: Kinesiology, Athletic Trainers, rehabilitators, and PhD programs to study body motion and competitive sports enhancement. Some aspects are more parallel to Medicine or Physical Therapy. Others are more related to working at or owning an exercise facility.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists

American College of Sports Medicine  

Veterinary Medicine (DVM):
(You might also consider MS and PhD in Veterinary Science)
American Veterinary Medicine Association

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Links to programs  
The central application process used by some schools (VMCAS)
GRE test site
ETS.org  provides information about the general test as required by most Vet Schools.
 

More links and information:
Summer Enrichment Programs and Biomedical Research Programs
One site that lists all that I’ve seen is at the University of Syracuse .

 

PostBac programs:
PostBac designed to help prepare BA or BS graduates to complete requirements for Health Profession Schools, improve record, otherwise become more competitive.  Please note, that any post-bac course work may do the same thing.  Some students get a Masters in an area of science instead.  Consult with advisors. 

AJ’s Alumni Lists:
Contact HPA Director for  lists of alumni to contact regarding the following choices:

 

  • Nurse Practitioners who went to Vanderbilt
  • Nurses (BSN) who studied for BSN after Rhodes College   
  • PA alumni
  • PT alumni
  • Pharm alumni

 

      Ask if you want recent alumni help in answering a question.
<<<ALUMNI and FUTURE ALUMNI, please email Alan Jaslow and add your experience and wisdom to our resources. >>>

Financial aid   (talk with your health professional school’s financial aid office):
FIRST   The AAMC initiative to help inform, plan, and succeed with paying for medical school
http://www.aamc.org/programs/first/

National Health Service Corps

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarships (HPSP)
Search for these linked from Army, Navy, and Air Force, individually.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students