Santa Clara University

Pre-Health program

Important Weblinks

WEB BASED SELF-EDUCATION ABOUT THE BASICS OF EACH HEATH CARE CAREER IS ESSENTIAL TO NOT ONLY FIND THE BEST CAREER FIT, BUT TO ALSO ENSURE THE UNIVERSITY PRE-HEALTH ADVISOR DOES NOT USE VALUABLE MEETING TIME CONVEYING BASIC INFORMATION READILY AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE!

Allopathic Medicine (degree conferred is MD)

1) American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) From here you have ready access to the a) American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), b) Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and c) Medical College Admission requirments (MSAR).

2) American Medical Association (AMA)

3) Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) All Texas medical schools utilize this central application service

4) American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Osteopathic Medicine (degree conferred is DO)

1) American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

2) American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)

3) American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

Podiatric Medicine (degree conferred is DPM)

1) American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

2) American Podiatric Medical Student's Association (APMSA)

Naturopathic Medicine (degree conferred is ND)

1) American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)

Veterinary Medicine (degree conferred is DVM)

1) Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)

Dentistry (degree conferred is DDS or DDM)

1) Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) This provides ready access to the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) website.

2) American Dental Association (ADA)

Nurse Practitioner (degree conferred in NP)

1) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

2) Masters Entry Practitioner of Nursing (MEPN) Programs

3) ACLS Certification Institute


4) Nursing Explorer Careers Guide




Physician Assistant (degree conferred is PA)

1) Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

Pharmacy (degree conferred is PharmD)

1) American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Optometry (degree conferred is OD)

1) Association of Schools and colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

2) American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)

Physical Therapy (degree conferred is DPT)

1) Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)

2) American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Public Health (degree conferred is MPH)

1) Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)

2) School of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS)

3) The American Public Health Association (APHA)

Chiropractic (degree conferred is DC)

1) American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

There are numerous other health careers beyond this list including acupuncture, audiology, child life specialist, environmental health specialist, forensic scientist, genetic counseling, health policy specialist, medical illustrator, health administration, nutrition, occupational therapy, prosthetist, and many others involving the delivery of specialized modern technological care.