Professional Development and Scholarship Opportunities


Professional Associations

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. 

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. 

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

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) >>

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.

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.

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