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Health Careers Advisement Office (HCAO)

Location: Biological Sciences 170, 174
Phone: 323-343-6062

Email: healthcareers@calstatela.edu

Links to Useful Information at other Websites

National organizations for the major health professions disciplines:
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Medicine Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Pharmacists Association
American Dental Association
American Optometric Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Podiatric Medical Association

National organizations for the major health professions schools:
Association of American Medical Colleges (Allopathic)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Physician Assistant Education Association
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Dental Education Association
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Online application services for the major health professions:
The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)
Central Application Service for Physician Assistanta (CASPA)
Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)
ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
Optometry Centralized Application Service (OptomCAS)
Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Applications Service (e-AACPMAS)

Additional useful resources:
AAMC listing of Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
US News & World Report: Medical School Rankings
NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program

Clinical Volunteering Opportunities:
LAC+USC Collegiate Medical Volunteer Program
LAC+USC Emergency Medicine Volunteer Program (great for pre-Physician Assistants)
LAC+USC Junior Volunteer Program (under 18 years of age)
COPE Health Solutions: Clinical Care Extender (CCE) Internship Program
COPE Health Solutions: Red Shirt Program (under 18 years of age)
Kaiser Permanente Volunteering Opportunities
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: Volunteer Programs
ECELA Medical Spanish and Clinical Shadowing Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Los Angeles
SPCA International: Volunteering (great for pre-Veterinary Medicine)

Internship and Summer Program Opportunities:
UCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Program (PREP)
UCLA Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
AMSA ARC/UC Davis Pre-Medical Surgical Intern Program
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO)

Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities:
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's Student Resource Guide
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship and Loan Repayment
Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
NHSC/State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

...and more links coming soon!

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Last Update: 04/09/2010