What is a career in medicine like? Why do people choose medicine? What can I do to get some hands-on experience in a medical environment? How expensive is it? Access information to help you learn more about this fascinating field.
"Life Works®", produced by the National Institutes of Health's Office of Science Education, offers a variety of resources for exploring health and medical science careers. The Career Finder sifts through 128 possibilities and creates a list of jobs for you to explore based on your interests and skills. The College & Career Planning Time-Line lists what you should be doing for each year of high school in preparing for college. The site also includes stories of those who work in health and medical science careers and a way to identify an e-Mentor via SciMentorNet. http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/feature/index.htm
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides information on diverse careers on its "Exploring Careers
Information" web site, http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm.
Under the "Helping People" category, you will find the "Doctor" section that describes what working
in the medical field is like, the steps it takes to become a doctor, and the amount of money doctors earn.
Visit the Physicians area within this Web site to learn not only about
the achievements of the physicians featured in this exhibition, but also about the many different types of medical careers
FinAid®, The SmartStudent® Guide to Financial Aid, offers information about scholarships, loans, and
military aid, and includes online applications. http://www.finaid.org/
EduPass®, The SmartStudent® Guide to Studying in the USA, provides financial aid information to
The National Institutes of Health's Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to exceptional
students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers.
Scholarship information is also available in Spanish. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp
There are many private and public fellowships, scholarships, and foundation grants available to fund your education.
Your school's guidance office will be able to direct you to these resources.