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Medical and Health Organizations

Opportunities to learn more about the health professions

 

The following organizations provide further information on a particular medical or health profession and/or schools that offer training for those  professions. If interested in a medical or health profession, these associations welcome students to inquire about their health profession and may have detailed information on the profession and/or schools to share with you.

Allopathic Medicine
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2450 North St., NW
Washington, DC 20037-1129
202.828.0416
www.aamc.org

 

Chiropractic Medicine
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
1701 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
703.276.8800
http://www.acatoday.org

 

Dentistry
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202.667.9433
www.adea.org

Council on Dental Education
American Dental Association (ADA
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
800.621.8099
www.ada.org

Nursing
American Nurses Association
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1.800.274.4ANA
www.nursingworld.org

Optometry
Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 510
Rockville, MD 20852
301.231.5944
www.opted.org

Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
301.968.4190
www.aacom.org

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.5800
www.osteopathic.org

Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
703.684.APTA (2782)
www.apta.org

Physician Assistant
American Academy of Physician Assistants
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.836.2272
www.aapa.org

Podiatric Medicine
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
1350 Piccard Drive, Suite 322
Rockville, MD 20850
800.922.9266
www.aacpm.org

American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.571.9200
www.apma.org

Public Health
Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
1900 M Street NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
202.296.1099
www.aspph.org

Veterinary Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
800.248.2862
www.avma.org

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
1101 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20005-3521
202.371.9195
www.aavmc.org