The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has web-based information, particularly in the Student Center, for applicants and students at all levels. Some of the topics are admissions, pharmacy career information, student organizations, non-traditional students, and financial aid and scholarships.
On the American Pharmacists Association see Information for High Schools Students which provides such topics as: Shall I Study Pharmacy?’ Pharmacist Education; Salary Survey; Careers in Pharmacy; Preparing for the Pharmacy Admissions Process and List of Pharmacy Schools.
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. Through a variety of educational programs, AISES offers financial, academic and cultural support to American Indians and Alaska Natives from middle school through graduate school. AISES chapters are on many campuses
The 10-week summer internship program provides qualified AISES students with opportunities to explore careers in such federal agencies as the National Science Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ExploreHEALTHCareers.org provides career information on a broad array of health professions. The website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions and college students. The website addresses the under-representation of minorities in the workforce and the lack of health professionals in medically underserved communities.
The Indian Health Service Pharmacy Program website describes (1) jobs and career opportunities (2) student opportunities for pharmacy students, including a senior year externship rotation (3) residency experiences for graduates of pharmacy programs. Scholarship information is under “General Information” on the Pharmacy Program page as well as at the IHS Scholarship page.
Lifeworks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education, includes descriptions of over 100 careers. For each career there is information about education, income, job outlook and needed skills and abilities. One or more interviews with a health professional are featured.
Provides helpful links to pharmacy schools, pharmaceutical associations, pharmaceutical data bases, and journals and other publications, pharmaceutical companies, and conferences.
The website of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is good source of information for students interested in careers in the biomedical and other sciences. SACNAS’ mission is to encourage Native American and Chicano/Latino students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for careers in scientific research and teaching. For more than 30 years SACNAS has taken a leadership role in expanding and enhancing opportunities for minorities in academia and the scientific workforce.
The “Pharmacists” section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website includes the nature of the work, needed training, employment, job outlook, projects, earnings, and wages.
Winds of Change is an American Indian-published magazine focusing on careers and educational advancement for Native people. The magazine is published quarterly by AISES Publishing Inc. In addition, the Annual College Guide for American Indians & Native Alaskans/Hawaiians is published yearly.