Additional Resources and Links

Career Links

www.publichealthonline.org/pre-professional-experience/

www.publichealthonline.org/

CertifiedMedicalAssistant.org

www.MedicalTranscriptionTraining.org/Careers/

http://www.medbillingcodingonline.org/

Medical School

The American Medical Association’s Med School page

Medical School and Residency: Research graduate and medical education programs, access educational resources about becoming a physician and get tools to help guide your career path.

This site features information about various health careers and the required licensure. There are also links to articles, subscriptions to free e-newsletters, and a link to FREIDA, a complete database of accredited medical schools. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/12851.html

Medically Inspired

Medically inspired is a Global non-profit organization dedicated to premed students. We have made it our goal to make the premed years as trouble-free as possible.

Sign up for the free membership in order to gain access to a newsletter, advice, and links. http://www.medicallyinspired.com

Student Doc

Medical Student’s Resource Guide

This site is a resource for those already in medical school as much as it is for those looking to apply. However, there are plenty of resources for both groups of people (and reading the information for those already in school will give you a sense of what it might be like).

There are two separate sets of links: The left sidebar links to information on the subjects of student loans, essay editing, test prep, financial aid, and medical schools. Scroll down the middle section of the page to find links to the Medical School Forum and information about medical student finances, USMLE, medical careers, and premed resources. You can also find information about the pros and cons of Caribbean medical schools.

The most useful links for current undergraduates are probably “Medical School Admissions” and “Medical School Search: Are your MCAT scores competitive?” The latter, if you enter your MCAT scores, gives you an alphabetical list of programs with color-coding for “competitive”, “very competitive”, and “less competitive”, which might give you a vague sense (just based on this one factor–it’s by no means foolproof) of how easily you might get in to each program (click on “details” to get the school averages). http://www.studentdoc.com/

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

This site provides a similar application service for schools with a more holistic (and still scientific) approach to medicine. For more details about what osteopathic medicine entails, and how to use their application service, see their website: http://www.aacom.org/

MN Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association Regional Chapter (MN Pre-SOMA)

This group is designed to help students continue towards a career within osteopathic medicine. Its membership is free and open to all pre-medical students and professionals in/from Minnesota interested in pursuing a career as an osteopathic physician. It will provide events for networking with a wide variety of different people within the osteopathic profession or having a relation to the profession including osteopathic medical societies, policymakers, osteopathic physicians, current osteopathic medical school students, and people related to significant historical figures who played a role in Minnesota’s rich history of osteopathic medicine. See their website for more information or contact mnpresomaregional@gmail.com.

Need more information? 

Contact Dale Pederson in the Biology department (pederson@augsburg.edu), make an appointment to talk to Dixie in the URGO office, and/or stop by to browse the book Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR™), which is an essential resource for the process.

Dental School

American Dental Education Association

Use this website to learn all about dental school. The link “Student Applicant and Advisory Information” in the center frame is especially helpful. You can also use the application on this site to apply to most dental schools. http://www.adea.org/

Veterinary School

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

This website is a comprehensive resource for veterinary school. You can use it to both research and apply to schools. (The site links to VMCAS, one application that can be used to apply to multiple schools—a great time saver.) But be careful when navigating this site! Clicking on the links in the left sidebar provides different results than hovering over those same links, and both methods provide important information. Explore thoroughly! And check the application requirements for each school. Most of them require the GRE (and some the GRE bio subject test), but some will accept the MCAT instead.http://www.aavmc.org/