Professional Development and Scholarship Opportunities


Professional Associations

The Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions >> is an organization committed to the professional development of advisors for the health professions. You can find information about Allied Health Professions >> or Doctoral Health Professions >>

The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions >> is an organization exclusively dedicated to the needs of the health professions advisor. NAAHP also provides a list of Health Professions links >> 

Christian Connections for International Health >> is a diverse network of approximately 200 organizations and 350 individuals from across the globe whose mission is to promote international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective.

Christian Medical and Dental Association >> provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.

The American Medical Student Association >> is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians.

National Association of Medical Minority Educators >> is a national organization dedicated to developing and sustaining productive relationships as well as action-oriented programs among national, state, and community stakeholders working to ensure racial and ethnic diversity in all of the health professions.

MedSend >> enables healthcare professionals to serve people around the world in the name of Christ by making their monthly educational loan payments while they serve.

Wilderness Medical Society >> is the world's leading organization devoted to wilderness medical issues and their challenges including the health, safety, and medical care of those who work, reside, or live in remote or extreme environments. 

The Master of Science in Global Health programs >> at Duke University in USA and Duke Kunshan University in China prepare global health leaders of tomorrow.

Professional Development Information and Opportunities

The University of Michigan Health System's Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivities among faculty, learners and staff, and advances clinical care and research that targets underserved populations.OHEI sponsors multiple initiatives and programs. Click HERE for Michigan Health Services Undergraduate Research Academy.  Click HERE for Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy. Application for both programs will open November 1st.  Please direct ALL questions to

A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine, For Students, By Students >>, written by current osteopathic medical students, is designed to help aspiring physicians understand osteopathic medicine and the path to becoming an osteopathic physician.

Explore Health Careers >> is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.

PhysAssist Scribes >> is a medical scribe staffing service that brings measurable value to physician groups and emergency departments (EDs) by improving workflow efficiencies and increasing documentation accuracy.

Scribe America >> is the nation's most frequently used and largest professional scribe training and management company, present in over 320 healthcare facilities, in 39 states and employing more than 3500 scribes.

The American Medical Association has a list of links for anyone interested in medical education in their Healthcare Careers Directory >>

The National Area Health Education Center >> program was developed to recruit, train and retain a diverse health professions workforce committed to underserved populations.  

Upcoming Workshops/Conferences/Open Houses/Lectures

2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair-June 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. (eastern time)

During this FREE online event, you will be able to speak directly with dental school admissions representatives from over 40 U.S. dental schools, watch presentations about the application process, and much more. Click HERE for registration and details.

Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy Information Sessions

This is the only program in the US that combines bioethics and science policy to address the societal impact of advances in the biosciences, medicine, and technology. To learn more about this one-year MA program, register for the May 12, 2015 online informational session HERE.

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) Open House

On Saturday, April 18, MU-COM will host an open house. This is an opportunity for premedical students to learn more about MU-COM's unique curriculum, meet MU-COM medical students and faculty, tour their facility, and learn about osteopathic medicine. Click HERE for details.

Midwestern University Healthcare Professions Career Day

Visit Midwestern University on Wednesday, April 8 to learn about professional degree programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, and Speech Language Pathology. Click HERE for details and to register.

Vanderbilt School of Nursing Open House

This Open House takes place on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:30am-3:30pm. MSN specialties and programs available for nurses and non-nursing students will be explored as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Rosalind Franklin University Spring Open House

This conference will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:30am-1:15pm. You will have the opportunity to tour campus, see the state of the art laboratories, meet faculty and students from different programs and learn about the application process from the admissions representatives. Click HERE for additional information and to RSVP. 

2015 UIC Minority Health in the Midwest Conference

This conference will be held on February 27, 2015 and provides a forum for emerging scholars, community leaders and researchers from all health disciplines whose interests center around issues pertinent to the health of minorities, under-served, and special needs populations across the Midwest Region. There is no fee for registration, but registration is required. Click HERE  for additional information. 

2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair

Registration is Now Open for the 2015 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors. The event will take place on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. For more information and to register for the 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors, click HERE.

AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the AAMC will host the Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair in Baltimore, MD. For more information click HERE.

Graduate Programs in Medicine and Health Sciences

Des Moines University
Discover DMU (an interactive exploration of DMU's graduate programs) >>


Mabelle Arole Fellowship

Application deadline: January 15, 2015

The Mabelle Arole Fellow will live, work, and learn in Jamkhed, India for one year. During that time, s/he will have experience in the hospital (in-patient and out-patient and in the field) and work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and needs and your interest. Mabelle Arole Fellowship >>

Scholarship Opportunities

Navy Scholarship Programs

The Navy has multiple scholarships programs. Click HERE for details on the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Click HERE for the Nursing Candidate Program (NCP).

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) offers 100% tuition assistance for your school of choice in the US and Puerto Rico. Click HERE for the scholarship details.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

The 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle opens March or April 2015. 

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program 

As a Healthcare Professional in the U.S. Air Force >>, there are a number of graduate scholarship programs >> available to qualified applicants—including programs that will pay for medical school. Read more about the details (PDF) or find more information in the FAQs (PDF).

American Nurses Association of Illinois Scholarships 

The Illinois Nurses Foundation offers scholarships >> to nursing students.

Past Workshops/Conferences/Open Houses/Lectures

Within the past year. If applicable, we will provide information for the next session of these events when it is available.

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