If your desire to attend a prehealth school is hampered by financial worries please realize that this does not need to stop you from your dream. The financial assistance is out there and dedication toward locating this information is worth your time.This is just an overview of some financial aid medical programs that are out there.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsaonline.com --this application determines eligibility for several different federal programs including the Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants(SEOG) http://www.mappingyourfuture.org and the Federal Work-Study.
AAMC MEDLOANS Program–a student may apply for both a Federal Stafford Loan and the Alternative Loan Program(ALP) using the same form.
Financial Assistance for Disadvantaged Health Professions Students Scholarship Program(FADHPS)- This is offered through the health professional schools.
The National Medical Fellowships–for minority students
American Medical Women’s Association Loan Program
AAMC Financing your Medical Education
Primary Care Loans (PCL)
Nursing School Loans (NSL)
Below is a partial listing of clinical, research, and volunteer opportunities for pre-health students looking to develop their resume for application to health profession schools.
AAMC List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: Open to all, but especially useful for students considering a career in research or are interested in pursuing an MD-PhD.
AAMC List of pre MD-PhD Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: Includes programs that are geared exclusively to future applicants to MD-PhD and Physician-Scientist programs.
AAMC Database of Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs: Searchable database that filters summer opportunities by region, area of focus, and education level.
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP): From the SHPEP website, “SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.” (Formerly the SMDEP, program has expanded to include a broader range of health professions).
National Science Foundation List of REUs: NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Remote Area Medical
Atlantic Health System: Overlook Summer Internship Program
Stanford Clinical Summer Internship
COPE Summer Pre-Med Scholars Program
Georgetown Summer Medical Institute
Einstein Medical Center Pre-Med Program
Dialysis Clinic Summer Internship Program
Northwell Health Medical Shadowing Summer Internship
Hofstra/Northwell Summer Pre-Medicine Program
The Zucker School of Medicine Pipeline Program
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp
Camp Boggy Creek
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Camp Good Days
Camp Holiday Trails – A Camp for Children with Special Health Needs
Camp S.K.A.M.P. (Special Kids and Meaningful People)
Roundup River Ranch
Research is a high impact practice with strong, proven outcomes for undergraduate student enrichment. Tulane University is one of the top research universities in the United States and our researchers are eager to include undergraduates in their work. There's multiple ways to get involved on science-focused research.
The Tulane University Scientific Volunteering and Research Initiative connects students to researchers.
TUSVRI is an effort to network with researchers and scientific organizations such as hospitals, independent research firms, and other organizations participating in projects to advance science and human health within the New Orleans community.
Newcomb-Tulane College’s Office of Undergraduate Research engages undergraduate students in meaningful and rigorous research experiences, develops undergraduate research skills, and connects undergraduates to faculty-driven or independent research opportunities. Students of all the five colleges are encouraged to use the Research Network Database to identify their research interests and connect with their research community.
The following is a list of professional organizations related the postgraduate/professional education process in a variety of healthcare fields.
Allopathic (M.D.): Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Osteopathic (D.O.): American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Physician Assistant: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
American Occupational Therapy Association
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
The following is a list of popular student-run organizations for pre-health students. This is by no means an exhaustive resource--please visit OrgSync for a full list of student organizations on Tulane's campus.