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Study Skills

Dartmouth College- Academic Skills Center - Website that provides information and tips on how to study, take notes, concentration and memory.

Academic Tips - Tips on studying skills for college students.

Professional Organization

Public Health Association of New York - One of the oldest affiliates of the American Public Health Association, the "Public Health Association of New York City is an active organization of public health professionals with a rich tradition of commitment to improving public health".

American Medical Association | Education & Careers - Several different links and resources dedicated to helping students pursue a career in the health professions. This website has a lot of useful information for the students.

Student National Medical Association - SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color and entering and completing medical school. There is a fee for membership.

American Academy of Family Physicians | Student Benefits

American Academy of Pediatrics

Professional Association Website

Scholarships/Loans

Fastweb - Comprehensive website that offers information on scholarships, financial aid, student loans, jobs, and internships. Also offers educational advice for high school students, college students and beyond.

U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services- Bureau of Health Professions - Provides information on scholarships for economically disadvantaged students, student financial aid and the health professions shortage area loan repayment program.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship - National Health Service Corps scholars are committed to serve one year for each year of support (minimum of two years service) at an approved site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area soon after they graduate, serve a primary care residency (family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology or psychiatry for physicians and general or pediatric for dentists) and are licensed.

United Negro College Fund - Provides scholarships and links to scholarships oriented towards African Americans.

Fastweb.com — Fastweb is one of the most well-known/recognized sites for scholarship information and applications, and rightfully so. It is easy to use, offers an array of scholarship opportunities and continues to attract wonderful scholarship-giving organizations.

Scholarships.com — Another easy-to-navigate tool which allows students so much freedom in their scholarship search process.

Collegenet.com — This site is not as easy to navigate but once you find the "college scholarship" link on the right, the process becomes a bit easier.

Collegeboard.com — Better known for its other identity as the 'mothership' for standardized testing, collegeboard allows students to fill out a survey which then allows a more narrowed/focused scholarship search process.

Fafsa.ed.gov

The Gates Millennium Scholars Website

Explore health careers Funding Opportunities

Stafford Loans

Perkins Loan

Preparatory Courses

Medical College Admission Test MCAT
Provides information on MCAT; preparing, fees, application, testing sites, etc.

Aspiring Docs - Offers reliable tools, information, and support needed to explore whether a career in medicine. Helps students prepare an application to medical school and the MCAT's.

Test Prep Practice - Our mission is to provide free, non-biased and precise information and resources for students, researchers and academicians. Provides information on varies exams such as LSAT, SAT, GMAT, MCAT, etc.

ETS - Take the GRE - Provides basic information on when, where and who to take the GRE's.

College Board - Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).

The Princeton Review - Offers test prep from high school students and beyond and research tools for colleges and grad schools. Also offers educational advice

Exam Krackers - A good website that provides practice and resources for those taking the MCAT or the LSAT.

WikiPremed MCAT Course - Offers review of the basic sciences and provides practice questions for those studying for the MCAT.

Volunteering

International Student Volunteers - Contribute to sustainable development through carefully selected and managed volunteer programs that focus on local environmental and community development initiatives. You will be volunteering with a group of like-minded participants from all over 0the world. Be more than a tourist; become an active global citizen by contributing your energy on projects that truly make a difference. Some of the countries are Dominican Republic, Australia, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Students can earn college credit for work.

New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) Volunteering - NYC Dept. of Health page, lists all NYC HHC hospitals by borough, and has the contact person, phone number and address for the hospitals volunteer office.

New York Cares | Volunteer Opportunities - NYCares has several volunteer opportunities that range from tutoring to visiting the elderly at their homes. Students must sign up and create a log in, then attend an orientation before they are allowed to access the websites volunteer database. They have long and short volunteering projects. They have volunteer opportunities for students under 18.

Becoming a Doula - Dona International - Helping women during and after birth. Must be trained and get a certificate, but its great volunteering experience for students interested in OB/GYN.

Healthcare Volunteer - You can put in your criteria and look up health related volunteer opportunities. Useful for all levels, high school, college, master's, etc.

AmeriCorps - One year commitment to an assigned location or site. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

Community Healthcorps/ Americorps - One year of volunteering in a health orientated site, can be direct or indirect. Great to do after college to gain experience and network. Participants are provided with a living stipend and a scholarship.

HealthCorps - Two year full time position for college graduates as a nutrition and health teacher in high need areas in the U.S.

Disparities

Career Advisement

American Medical Association | Medical Specialty Information - Several different links and resources dedicated to helping students pursue a career in the health professions. This website has a lot of useful information for the students.

Explore Health Careers - Website gives students a reliable and comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions. This includes information on and links to health-related education/training programs, financial aid resources, specialized learning opportunities, and current issues in health care.

Student National Medical Association - SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color and entering and completing medical school. There is a fee for membership.

Mentorship Programs

Minds Matter - We are a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. Provide mentoring for high school students in terms of applying to summer programs and college. Also provides each student with a scholarship the first year of college and summer programs.

Parents Pre-med