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Career Choices in the Health Professions

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Association of American Medical Colleges: This comprehensive site offers many resources for pre-med students as they plan their careers and applications to medical school. Find out more here.

The Student Doctor Network: A free online forum for the pre-health and health professional student community. Find out more here.

American Osteopathic Association: Osteopathic medicine is a rapidly growing professional field in healthcare. Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) specialize in the inter-relationship of the body's nerves, muscles, bones and organs, and focus on a holistic, whole-person approach to medicine. Find out more here.

American Medical College Application Service: AMCAS offers centralized application processing for applicants to participating U.S. medical schools. Most BSC students apply through AMCAS. Find out more here.

Public Health

UAB's School of Public Health: UAB's Public health graduate school is one of the best in the nation. Many of our pre-public health graduates are accepted to UAB's program. Find out more here.

American Public Health Association: APHA is the public health professional organization whose members represent a broad array of health officials, health providers, educators, policy makers, and environmentalists. Find out more here.


American Dental Education Association: The ADEA provides an overview of careers in dentistry and how to plan for such careers. Find out more here.

Association of American Dental Schools Application Service: The American Dental Education Association sponsors a standardized application service - the AADSAS. Most applicants to dental school use this service. Find out more here.

American Dental Association: The ADA offers information about how to prepare for a career in dentistry. Find out more here.


American Association of Colleges of Nursing: The AACN offers information about careers in nursing. Find out more here.

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Education Association: the PAEA provides information on careers as a physician assistant. Find out more here.

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants: The PAEA sponsors a standardized application service (CASPA) for a majority of PA schools. Find out more here.

American Academy of Physician Assistants: The AAPA is the professional association for PAs. Learn more about careers as a PA here.


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: The AACP website offers an overview of careers in pharmacy and how to prepare for pharmacy school. Find out more here.

Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association: APTA is the national professional organization for physical therapists. Find out more here.


Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry: The ASCO website describes careers in optometry, how to prepare for optometry school, and how to apply. Find out more here.


Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges: The AAVMC website offers a brief overview of careers in veterinary medicine, and provides helpful information for those applying to vet school. Find out more here.