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This is a resource dedicated to researching educational opportunities within public health to help make the decision to get your degree, go back to get your degree, or further your education with a master's or doctoral degree in public health. With over 150 schools and over 2,000 public health degrees in this database, this is a comprehensive resource for you to utilize when figuring out which public health program is best for you.

The California Healthcare News regularly posts jobs around the state. Check back frequently for updated information.

This blog post from the North Carolina Medical Board discusses issues around physician burnout. The blog states: "Burnout among physicians has reached epidemic proportions since it was first described among human services workers in the 1970s. When physicians experience overload, loss of control (autonomy) and a lack of reward (perceived or real) for their contributions, their risk for emotional exhaustion, otherwise known as the burnout syndrome, is astronomical. When physicians begin the downward spiral into burnout, they no longer contribute with their leadership and motivational energy. Instead, they become needy and unintentionally sap energy away from the group. Worse, this syndrome is highly contagious and can systematically infect a whole practice or clinic by reducing meaningful contact among its individual members."

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The following are the basic requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the 2012-2013 academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution.
  • High school seniors are not eligible to apply.
  • 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class.
  • From a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having "exceptional financial need." (Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 51)

Scholarship Support

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Three newsletters the NHSC has developed for each of its primary member segments -- Clinicians in Service, Scholars in School, and NHSC sites.

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) has partnered with over 220 leading healthcare associations to form the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN). The network gives employers a better way to immediately connect with a wide array of health professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and mental health workers.

ACU Career Center Benefits

  • Post your job to the ACU Career Center and have your posting distributed to other job boards in the NHCN.
  • Use the Network Wizard to see how your job will be distributed throughout the Network.
  • Have your job viewed not only job seekers that posted their resume to the ACU Career Center but also job seekers that posted their resume on other sites throughout the Network.
  • Get access to over 50,000 searchable Network resumes with your active job posting.

The Community Clinic Voice (the Voice) is a free, online community for Community Health Centers and other safety net health care professionals and partners to network, share information and exchange ideas. It provides one convenient, easy to navigate center to access news, resources, and colleagues. Voice members are clinic CEOs, Medical Directors, clinicians and allied health providers, CFOs, fundraisers, CIOs, operations and administrative staff, and more. There is no cost to join or use the Voice, and it is open to anyone concerned with community health. No commercial or marketing activity is permitted.

HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr today announced the release of $13.4 million for loan repayments to nurses who agree to practice in facilities with critical shortages and for schools of nursing to provide loans to students who will become nurse faculty. The funds were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed Feb. 17, 2009, by President Obama.

“The need for more nurses is great. Over the next decade, nurse retirements and an aging U.S. population, among other factors, will create the need for hundreds of thousands of new nurses,” Deputy Secretary Corr said. “The awards from these two HRSA programs will help us meet projected demand for their services.”

As dental capacity grows, the need for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants committed to caring for underserved patients is growing as well. NNOHA coordinates a job bank to help connect Health Center dental openings with candidates looking for a career in service to underserved patients.

is a student-governed, national organization representing the concerns of physicians-in-training.

Operates an online job bank

Provides information on communities that are currently recruiting primary care clinicians and is not exclusive to NHSC Scholars and those interested in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.

Online Job Bank. You may contact them at: 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 210, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301-347-0400, Fax: 301-347-0459

PedJobs is the official employment resource of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is free to the job seeker.
Online Job Bank. Family physicians remain in high demand and have a variety of practice settings available to them. To view your options and current openings
An online Job Bank for family physicians.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants uses the same database, as do other professional organizations,
Sponsors an internet-based job bank at www.midwifejobs.com, for which they charge $250 for a 4-week listing. ACNM also has a description of Federally Qualified Health Centers in relation to the midwifery profession.

AHECs (Area Health Education Centers) and HETCs (Health Education Training Centers) have regional offices which provide community placements, service learning opportunities and clinical experiences for medical, dental, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy and allied health students in rural and urban underserved communities. Programs also focus on recruitment, placement, and retention activities to address community and state health care workforce needs.

If you are interested in a clinical job posting with a community health center in AK, ID, OR or WA, please visit our clinical job listing to search for positions and upload your information.

A listing of farmworker organizations and agencies that are seeking volunteers and interns to support their work.