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

Boston University Internship Opportunity at the CTE Brain Bank >> Great opportunity for a Gap Year! BU is looking for a student interested in a 1-year unpaid commitment starting June 2014. Opportunity for students pursuing a career in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and other related fields. Interns will gain exposure to neurodegenerative diseases and neuropshchology.

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

Rosalind Franklin University Spring Open House

This conference will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 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 applicaion process from the admissions representatives. Click HERE for additional information and to RSVP. 

2014 UIC Minority Health in the Health in the Midwest Conference

This conference will be held on February 28, 2014 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. Registration deadline is February 23, 2014. There is no fee for registration, but registration is required. Link to register:

2014 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair

Registration is Now Open for the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors. The event, being held in conjunction with the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. For more information and to register for the 2014 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors, visit

AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the AAMC will host the Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair in San Diego, CA. Registration is free and open to all college students beginning Monday, February 3. Download Flier

Graduate Health Science Programs

Rosalind Franklin University
Spring Open House Saturday, March 22, 2014

Graduate Programs in Medicine and Health Sciences

Des Moines University
Discover DMU (an interactive exploration of DMU's graduate programs) >>
March 5, 2014 (registration available late November)

Podiatry in the Military 

Webinar >> 


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

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

The 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. All completed applications must be submitted by May 22, 2014, at 7:30 pm, ET to be considered for an award. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

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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