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Resources

There are a great many helpful resources available to students interested in pursuing a medical or health-professions career – on-campus, off-campus and online. This list is just the tip of the iceberg!

 

People!

In this world of limitless information available at your fingertips, remember that there are also actual people on campus and elsewhere who can provide personal attention and advisement. They may not be available on demand 24/7, but they may have insights and prior experience that you can’t find on your phone!

These “actual people” include the folks at the Career Center, the members of the Medical Careers Advisory Committee, and even your own advisor. So make plans to talk with them!

 

The following are links to important and helpful resources:

 

MCAC Resources: Documents and Websites

Quick List” of documents needed for MCAC file

MCAC Letter of Recommendation Request Form

Options for Sequencing Courses for MCAT Preparation

Are You Ready to Apply to Medical School?

AAMC Guidelines for Letter Writers

Interviewing Outline

 

Links to Professional Health Associations and their related Application Services:

AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges

  • AMCAS – American Medical College Application Service

AACOM – Association of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

  • AACOMAS – American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service

ADEA – American Dental Education Association

  • AADSAS – Associated American Dental Schools Application Service

ASCO – Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

  • OptomCAS – Optometry Centralized Application Service

AACP – American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

  • PharmCAS – Pharmacy College Application Service

ASPPH – Association of Schools of Public Health

  • SOPHAS – Schools of Public Health Application Service

AAVMC – Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

  • VMCAS – Veterinary Medical College Application Service

PAEA – Physician Assistant Education Association

  • CASPA – Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants
  • AAPA – American Academy of Physician Assistants – info on becoming a PA

 

AAMC Resources:

MCAT Preparation Resources:

Health Careers Information and Resources:

Educational and Post-Bacc Programs: (a small sampling!)

  • SHPEP – Summer Health Professions Education Program – a FREE academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions, hosted at 13 institutions across the US, which seeks to increase diversity in the health professions. Early application is advised; applications close March 1.
  • Temple University College of Science and Technology post-bacc pre-health programs
  • Columbia University School of General Studies post-bacc pre-med programs
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