Career Choice Resources

Educational Resources

Student Policies

Please consult the most recent Centerscope, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Student Handbook, for a complete listing of topics and policies, or the Graduate Medical Education Institutional Polices webpage for further information.


Professional Organizations

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS (ACOG)
Patient information materials addressing a host of women's health related issues predominate on the open-access section.

GO RED FOR WOMEN - AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
This site gives women of all ages the facts on women's heart disease and stroke.

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)
Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (AMWA)
AMWA is an organization of more than 10,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to serving as a voice for women's health.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (ASRM)
The ASRM is an organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology.

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES
AAMC mission is to improve the health of the public by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine. To this end they have links for Medcareers, ERAS, Frieda, and other sites for medical students to use as they decide on an eventual career choice.

ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS (APGO)
Here you can download free APGO publications, and find publication and program listings related to women's health curricula.

FREIDA ONLINE
FREIDA Online is a database containing information on approximately 7,500 graduate medical education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as on 200 combined specialty programs. The site provides statistics summarizing training in each specialty and subspecialty. Current information about the marketplace for new physicians is also available. Specifically, FREIDA displays the results from AMA surveys of recent GME graduates about their employment seeking experiences.

MARCH OF DIMES
This sites specializes in information regarding pre-pregnancy and pregnancy, birth defects, genetics, drug use and environmental hazards and related topics.

SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDCINE (SMFM)
The SMFM is a society of maternal-fetal medicine sub-specialists and others who are dedicated to the optimization of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. We are obstetricians/gynecologists with advanced training and expertise in maternal and fetal healthcare.

SOCIETY FOR GYNECOLOGIC INVESTIGATION (SGI)
SGI's mission is establish the scientific basis and clinical translation of reproductive science and women's health by providing and promoting leadership and excellence in research, international forums for scientific exchange, mentoring, career development and education, advocacy for research in women's health and reproductive science and collaboration with academia, government, industry and professional organizations

Issues In Women's Healthcare—Professional Web Sites

WOMENSHEALTH.GOV
The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Our vision is to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. We accomplish this by leading and coordinating the efforts of all the HHS agencies and offices involved in women's health.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) WOMEN'S HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER
This site is designed as a women's health information resource for physicians and other health professionals.

MEDSCAPE: WOMEN'S HEALTH
The site offers includes (1) a large collection of free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles; (2) access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, & TOXLINE;(3) Daily medical news; and (4) self-assessment features.

OBGYN.NET
A global physician reviewed network for doctors, medical professionals, women and the medical industry.

OBGYN ARTICLES ON MDLINX
ObGynlinx is designed to offer the most current medical news in a particular practice area, to accurately and efficiently search the web for medical information, and to enable physicians to share and discuss ideas with fellow specialists.

Federal Government Sites

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY
This site gives examples of research projects currently underway and completed on topics concerning conditions especially important to women.

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICE ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
The HRSA provides national leadership to increase access to primary and preventive health care for those who are medically underserved. HRSA's education and training activities, community-based health services, and research incorporate the unique needs of women and girls with a view that health is a life-span issue, and that race, ethnicity, culture and socioeconomic factors along with other life experiences must be considered.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEATLH STATISTICS (NCHS)
This site has vital statistics for 1998, the Healthy People 2010 database, and other national statistics.

NATIONAL GUIDELINE CLEARING HOUSE
This is an Internet web site intended to make evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related abstract, summary and comparison materials widely available to health care professionals. It is operated by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.

NCI ATLAS ON CANCER MORTALITY
This site is an interactive version of the atlas which allows users to create customized maps.

International Health Agencies

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN (UNIFEM)
This organization is working for women's empowerment and gender equality. Has a section entitled "A World Free of Violence Against Women" and Women's Human Rights.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
The WHO makes recommendations about international nomenclature of diseases, causes of death and public health practices. It develops establishes and promotes international standards concerning foods, pharmaceutical and similar issues.

Special Topics Web Sites

Contraception

  • A GUIDE TO CONTRACEPTION
  • THE ALAN GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE
    The mission of the Alan Guttmacher institute (AGI) is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men - in the United States and throughout the world. The aims of AGI's domestic and international projects and activities are to:
    • foster sexual and reproductive health and rights;
    • promote the prevention of unintended pregnancies;
    • guarantee the freedom of women to terminate unwanted pregnancies;
    • achieve healthy pregnancies and births;
    • secure societal support for parenthood and parenting; and
    • promote gender equality within sexual, familial and social relationships.
  • ACOGNET - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
    A collection of resources: screening tools, conference announcements, hotlines, fact sheets, coalitions, etc.
  • NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    This is a non-profit organization that works towards public education, legislation, and increased awareness to develop community resources.

Menopause & Hormone Replacement

  • JACOB'S INSTITUTE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH
    This site offers Guidelines for Counseling Women on the Management of Menopause. This document was developed by JIWH Expert Panel for use by health plans and clinicians.
  • NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY (NAMS)
    NAMS is devoted to promoting understanding of menopause, and thereby improving the health of women through midlife and beyond. This site offers news summaries, abstracts from their journal and an extensive list of answerers to FAQ's, patient brochures and review a comprehensive bibliography on all aspects of health and aging during this phase of life.

Gynecologic Cancer

  • CANCERNET
    This site form the National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides access to current information on cancer diagnosis and treatment, the NCI database on cancer care, and extensive information on cancer screening and prevention.
  • SOCIETY OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGISTS
    The SGO is a non-profit, international organization made up of obstetricians and gynecologist specializing in gynecologic oncology. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer, to raise standards of practice in gynecologic oncology and to encourage on-going research.
  • WOMEN'S CANCER NETWORK
    This site form the SGO is designed for patient education regarding gynecologic cancer including personalized risk assessment for development of gynecologic breast cancer.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Tobacco and Substance Abuse

Premenstrual Dysphoria

Teen Pregnancy

  • NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY
    This organization is a nonprofit nonpartisan initiative that provides a national presence and leadership to raise awareness of the issue and attract new resources to the cause.

Ultrasound

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