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Careers In Medicine and Science

National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education


The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Science Education has a Web site, "LifeWorks," which explores more than 100 careers in the health and medical sciences. The site is designed as a resource for middle school and high school students, parents, educators, and school guidance/career counselors to explore the diversity of careers in the field.


Resources By Specialty

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is the largest professional medical organization in the United States devoted to the allergy/immunology specialty.


American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The Mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.


American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international professional association of 24,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, funding, and advocacy.


American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

ACEP supports quality emergency care and promotes the interests of emergency physicians and their patients.


American Psychiatric Association (APA)

The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society representing more than 36,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world.


Education in Ophthalmology

Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. Residents and fellows receive superb training in comprehensive ophthalmology and all of the ophthalmic subspecialties.

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