Pre-Medicine Advisement Links

APSU Pre-Med

APSU Bulletin

Career Night Programs

2014 Career Night Program

2013 Career Night Program

2012 Career Night Program

2011 Career Night Program

2010 Career Night Program

APSU Medical School Acceptances Since 2003  An approximate listing

Students presentations on their medical school journey

"My Journey to Med School" by David Henley

"The Journey to Medical School" by Allie Thomas  (you may have to download and then open this PowerPoint slide show)

Pre-Professional Seminar Presentation by Judy McElhiney and Trine Jensen (pdf) (a few years old but still very valuable)

Things to do timeline by Amy Archer (also a few years old but still good stuff)

Discussion Board for asking questions and posting comments (click on the Chemistry Dept. Discussion Board and then on Pre-Med)

What if you don't get into that MD medical school?  Plan "B" options

Programs to consider if you don't get into that medical school the first try

Tulane's Anatomy Certificate Program

Drexel University's Medical Science Preparatory program in Philadelphia, PA for students with low GPA and MCAT scores.

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for a one year Master in Physiology

Tulane University in New Orleans, LA for a one year Master in Anatomy or Pharmacology.

           Loyola University in Chicago, IL for a one year Master in Medical Physiology.

New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ for a one year Master in Biomedical Science

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH for a two year Master in Anatomy

University of Cincinnati in Ohio for a one year Master in Physiology

The University of Toledo in Ohio for a one year Master in Biomedical Science

           Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO for a one year Master in Biomedical Science

UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX for a one year Master in Medical Science.

East Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA for a one year Medical Master's program.

William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS for a one year Master in Biomedical Science

 

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Selected Medical Schools in TN

MD (Allopathic medicine)

UT Health Sciences Center (UT Memphis Medical School and more)

James Quillen College of Medicine (East TN State University)

Pathway to a Career in Medicine

Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Meharry Medical College

DO (Osteopathic medicine)

Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN)

PA (Physician's Assistant)

New PA website - good info (new)

Trevecca Nazarene University PA program

Bethel College PA program 

South College PA program

Debusk College PA program

UT Memphis PA program (new)

Forms

Faculty evaluation form (see APSU Pre-med above)

Permission form authorizing Dr. Robertson to write recommendation using academic information (FERPA requirment)
(waiving your right to review a copy of this recommendation adds to the strength of the letter)

Gateway Hospital Volunteer Program 

Current chemistry department course planning guides (2014-2015)

Dr. Robin Reed's Advisement sheets (for chemistry, dentistry, pre-dental hygiene, pharmacy, medicine [chemistry and biology], chemistry teaching, biochem, forensic science) - old but still much good information. Be sure and check current requirements before using.

Checklist for chemistry majors with pre-medicine emphasis (2013-14 catalog)  (Dr. Robertson)

Biology major program of study in pre-medicine

Association of American Medical Colleges links

Home page  Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Schools http://www.aamc.org/medicalschools.htm

AMCAS Application http://www.aamc.org/audienceamcas.htm

MCAT Essentials

Medical School Admission Requirements

Register for the MCAT www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Podiatry

www.apma.org/careers  This is the profession’s general website but this link takes you directly to the page on careers

www.aacpm.org  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) centralized application service

http://www.aacpm.org/contactpod/default.asp  This site (which you can also access from the APMA site), has a map of the country and provides students with DPM Mentors in their area

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqAGmzhKk7Y  This is a link to a short video on careers in podiatric medicine.

http://www.aacpm.org/html/careerzone/require.asp   Podiatry School Admission Requirements

http://www.todayspodiatrist.com/students    For students looking at podiatry as a career

General medicine links

Student Doctor Network  http://www.studentdoctor.net/     (Good advice for interviewing and much more)

Pre-med Pathfinder http://www.premedpathfinder.homestead.com/

How to become a doctor from How Stuff Works www.howstuffworks.com/becoming-a-doctor.htm

Medical schools in New York state www.amsny.org 

American Association of Pre-medical Students http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage.aspx

Old School admission stats (compiled by a pre-med, no guarantee of correctness - use at your own risk)  

National Organization for Non-traditional Pre-meds

American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org

 American Occupational Therapy Association www.aota.org

 American Physical Therapy Association www.apta.org

 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic www.aacom.org

 American Public Health Association www.apha.org

 American Academy of Physician Assistants www.aapa.org

What is a Physician Assistant? http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos081.htm

 American Association of Dental Schools

 American Dental Association www.ada.org

 National Rural Health Association www.NRHArural.org

 HealthWorld www.healthy.net

 National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov

 National Library of Medicine www.nlm.nih.gov

 AAMC resource for students www.tomorrowsdoctors.com 

 National Science Foundation Summer www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/reubio.htm

University of Pennsylvania Bioethics Center www.bioethics.com

Resources for Women

AMA Department of Women in Medicine (312) 464-4392

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) http://www.amwa-doc.org

Helpful Pre-Med Sites at Other Universities

 Wake Forrest www.wfu.edu/~lane/hpp/

 Wake Forrest www.wfu.edu/~lane/hpp/hpplinks.html

University of Kansas http://www.kumc.edu/future.html

Baylor  Baylor Pre-Med page

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

It is crucial that students participate in some form of clinical and/or research activity to enhance their academic background. Volunteer in a hospital, clinic, become an EMT, or participate in a research project. Demonstrate a commitment to the health profession by working directly with sick or injured patients. Here are some resources for you to investigate:

Gateway Hospital Volunteer Program (see "Forms" section above for link and deadline)

Hospice volunteer opportunity http://carishealthcare.com/volunteers.aspx  New

National Science Foundation  www.nsf.gov

Research Experiences for Undergraduates  www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/reubio.htm 

Opportunities across the country

Search Volunteer database volunteer opportunities in health International Programs www.idealist.org 

Amigos de las Americas  www.amigoslink.org 

Institution for International Cooperation and Development www.iicd-volunteer.org 

Visions in Action-Mexico www.visionsinaction.org 

International Medical Volunteer Association (IMVA) www.imva.org 

Global Service Corp (summer school credit for work overseas) 2 weeks to 6 months www.globalservicecorps.org 

Research

Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a nonprofit medical research organization dedicated to basic biomedical research and education.  www.hhmi.org/undergraduate 

Mayo Clinic summer research application

 

Other Health Fields

Optometry Powerpoint presentation

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