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Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Genetic Counselors
Health Educators  
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 
Medical and Health Services Managers 
Mental Health Counselors  
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Occupational Therapists
Physician Assistants
Physicians and Surgeons
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aids
Psychiatric Technicians and Aids
Public Health Nurse
Recreational Therapists
Registered Nurses
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Speech-Language Pathologists
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  • Allied Health Care Careers
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare Management
  • Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing
  • Social Work
  • Top Healthcare Employers
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Additional Resources
This website gives students a reliable and comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.
American Medical Association Health Care Professions
Detailed information on medical professions.

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Davidson Coursework and Experiences

While courses in traditional science disciplines like biology and chemistry are important for admission to many medical and health programs, students interested in the health and medical professions will also want to explore courses and experiences at the intersection of science and the humanities and social sciences. Davidson also offers a variety of civic engagement opportunities where students can engage in a variety of public health issues.
Medical Humanities Program
Promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of health and healthcare
Health Education Center
Provides health education programming and services to Davidson students. The center hires students as peer health advisers.
Pre-Med at Davidson College
Davidson College has a strong pre-med program that is well regarded by medical schools and offers relevant internships and study abroad programs. This program is your main resource for exploring and preparing for medical school.

Relevant Professional Societies

American Medical Association
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
American Dental Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Schools of Public Health
Council on Education for Public Health
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Education Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
American Physical Therapy Association
International Medical Interpreters Association
American Pharmacists Association

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Healthcare and Public Health Internships and Jobs

Lists organizations offering public health internships, volunteer opportunities, and fellowships for undergraduates. Check deadlines, as they are early in the fall and/or spring of each year. Use search word "internship" to get started.
National Public Health Internships
Includes a list of internships and programs related to public health. Deadlines vary; diversity internship opportunities are also included.
Public Health Jobs
Job postings in a variety of public health occupations.
Kaiser Family Foundation for Health Policy/Public Health Internships and Jobs
Undergraduate healthcare policy, global health, research, rural assistance and public policy internships and fellowships in locations across the USA and internationally. Some opportunities are for students who have been accepted into medical school, but have not yet begun.
American Public Health Association-CareerMart
Public health job posting site.
National Institutes of Health
Offers a variety of internships and fellowships, grants, and research opportunities.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities to improve the health of the people of the USA. Website provides a wealth of information on specific health and safety topics, internships and jobs.
American Public Health Association
APHA is a membership association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health status for all. The APHA represents over 50,000 public health professionals. The website includes access to the American Journal of Public Health and the Nation's Health, among other resources.
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
National organization representing the deans, faculty and students of the CEPH accredited member schools of public health and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health. Provides practical information for students about employment and training opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and funding opportunities.
Partners in Information for the Public Health Workforce
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides access to selected public health resources on the Internet.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
The national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
National organization representing the nation's local health departments (including city, county, metro, district, and tribal agencies).
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
APHL works to strengthen laboratories serving the public's health in the USA and globally. Includes scientific studies on current public health issues and tests being conducted to combat disease, among other resources.
The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
NALBOH is the grass roots of public health. Its mission is to prepare and strengthen boards of health, empowering them to promote and protect the health of their communities through education, training, and technical assistance.
World Endeavors–Healthcare Internships Abroad
Information on interning abroad in the healthcare field. An international internship in healthcare offers participants both valuable career experience and the chance to make a difference. Internships range from working for public health initiatives to conducting medical research or working within healthcare facilities.
Summer intern programs in global health.
Summer internship program and career opportunities in global health.
Summer policy internship in behavioral healthcare and more.
St. Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
Postings for fellowships, national public health internships and international opportunities.