ERIC Number: ED125828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
American Indian Health Careers Handbook. Second Edition, 1975.
Jennings, Don, Ed.
Prepared by the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), this handbook provides information relative to American Indian health careers in terms of need, opportunity, preparation, and information sources. Designed to encourage American Indian youth to seek careers in the health professions, this handbook describes the enormous need for American Indian health professionals, emphasizing the leadership role open to those who pursue health professions within the Indian community. Each of the following health fields is defined and briefly described: medicine; dentistry; pharmacy; nursing; veterinary medicine; osteopathy; podiatry; and the public health professions. Health careers are also described in terms of the agencies and places where one might work (private practice, public practice, school health, community health departments, mental health, research, rehabilitation, medical social worker, and hospitals). Discussion of preparation for health careers includes the following: secondary school preparation; college level training and preparation; admission into the health professions schools; special Indian programs; and financial planning (includes lists of financial aid sources). The final section of this handbook presents additional information sources (counseling and advice, a listing of other information sources, and a recommended reading list). (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Indian Physicians, Inc., Norman, OK.