University Career Center

Explore Health Careers is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions. This includes information on and links to: health-related education/training programs, financial aid resources, and current issues in health care.  from Explore Health Careers website, About (

How to choose a medical specialty / Anita D. Taylor
Call Number:  R 729.5 .S6 T381 2003; Publication Date:  2003
This guide details every specialty and sub-specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties, as well as emerging specialties. It includes personal insights from practitioners and questionnaires to allow students to identify the specialties that will suit them best. Also details the full range of clinical and non-clinical practice options, explains how to apply to medical and osteopathic residency programs, what to do if you don't match, and additional residency options. - - from

Association of American Medical Colleages (AAMC) Careers in Medicine
Begin your specialty exploration by selecting from a list of more than 120 specialties and subspecialties. For each, you'll find descriptions of the work the physicians do, salary, training requirements, match, salary and workforce information, and links to relevant organizations and publications. - - from the AAMC website (

Careers beyond clinical medicine / Heidi Moawad
Call Number:  R 690 .M63 2013; Publication Date:  2013
Doctors have the training and education to contribute to society in many beneficial ways in addition to traditional clinical practice, yet, there is no formal mapped-out route for doctors who want to pursue alternative careers.  Doctors at any stage, from early in training to mid-career, to nearing retirement, can use this book to clearly evaluate the issues involved when considering a career or career change.. Numerous unadvertised opportunities for physicians are explored and a step-by-step route with practical advice for finding the best career is described. Recent advances in healthcare technology, medical science, patient education require physicians to play new roles that have not traditionally been well-defined. Doctors can innovate and have a long-term productive impact on healthcare in the United States and throughout the world if they learn to seize the non-traditional career opportunities available to physicians. - - from