Web Resources

Useful Health Professions Web Sites

Human Medicine – Physician (MD and DO)

Professional, MCAT and Application Sites

General Interest, Issues, Opportunities

  • Issues in Medicine This link starts with interview information, but also includes current issues in medicine.
  • Physician Shortage Area ProgramThis site describes a special program with Jefferson Medical College for students interested in a career in small town/rural family medicine. Allegheny students who fit the criteria for this program receive preferential treatment in the admissions process.
  • Sports Medicine This is the web site of the American College of Sports Medicine and contains a wide variety of information about the field of sports medicine.
  • Virtual MentorThe on-line ethics journal of the AMA, this site has case studies in medical ethics and other articles on ethics and professionalism in medicine.

Chiropractic Medicine (DC)

Dental Medicine (DDS and DMD)

Diversity Opportunities and Information

  • AAMC Minorities in Medicine Information and links for minority students interested in medicine.
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association APAMSA is a national organization that aims to address those issues important to Asian-American medical students.
  • Hispanic Medical Association Information and links for Hispanic practitioners in all types of medicine.
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. The site provides good information and links.
  • Latino Medical Student Association The LMSA was founded to represent, support, educate, and unify US Latino(a) medical students.
  • Native American Medical Students ANAMS is a student organization representing Native American graduate health professions students of all types throughout the US and Canada.
  • Post Baccalaureate Program at Georgetown A one year experience at Georgetown U. School of Medicine for students from a disadvantaged background who show promise for a future in medicine.
  • Premeds of Color This Facebook page is dedicated to providing premedical students of color with an online resource to better prepare them to apply to medical school.
  • Student National Medical Association The SNMA is the nation’s oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.
  • Summer Medical and Dental Education Program This site describes the SMDEP, a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program, that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. Program components include a learning skills seminar, academic preparation, and clinical experience.
  • Women in Medicine The American Medical Women’s Assoc. is the only multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health.

Forensic Medicine/ Forensic Science

General Health Career Information

  • ExploreHealthCareers.org This site includes overviews of 76 health careers with academic requirements, accredited programs, and job outlook. It also includes salary ranges, enrichment programs, timely articles and information on current health topics.

Medical Technology

Naturopathic Medicine



  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN) This site offers good information about the field of nutrition including the research and education being conducted.

Occupational Therapy

Optometry (OD)

Pharmacy (PharmD)

Physical Therapy

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) This site provides a great deal of information about the profession in general and the various levels of educational programs. There are links to the individual schools.

Physician Assistant (PA)

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) This site provides general information about the profession and how to become a PA.
  • CASPA Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants
  • GREThe exam required by most PA schools

Podiatry (DPM)

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • www.aamc.org/students/considering/postbac/start.htm This site lists programs for students wanting to improve their credentials (science grades or MCAT scores) as well as programs for students who did not originally intend to pursue a career in medicine and now need the core sciences and medical experience.
  • Post Baccalaureate Information for those considering post baccalaureate work prior to entering a health profession

Public Health

Speech and Hearing Therapy

Veterinary Medicine (VMD and DVM)