American Osteopathic Association – Representing more than 70,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) around the world, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) serves as the professional family for all DOs and osteopathic medical students. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities.
American Medical Association – 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.
HealthTap is an Interactive Health Network dedicated to improving your health and well-being. They personalize health information for you and provide free online and mobile answers from thousands of the best physicians in the U.S.
Student Doctor Network – A non-profit educational organization that supports students in all fields of medicine. Its forums are a valuable resource for medical students.
The Differential – Medical school and residency can be a stressful, demanding time. These medical students share their insights and experiences, good and bad, in order to create a community of support and understanding for medical students everywhere.
MD Applicants – A division of Student Doctor Network that hosts thousands of profiles detailing the qualifications and experiences of students from all backgrounds as they go through the most rigorous of professional applications.
100 Blogs Posts You Should Read Before Going to Med School – NursingSchools.net compiled a list of useful blogs for anyone considering a career in medicine to read before applying. (A post from Doctor Fishypants, Reflections on My 1st Year of Medical School, was featured at number 48!)
Video Game Resources
Child’s Play – Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since its inception.
Games For Health – Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve health and health care.
Games For Change – Founded in 2004, Games for Change is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact. They bring together organizations and individuals from the social impact sector, government, media, academia, the gaming industry and the arts to grow the field, incubate new projects and provide an open platform for the exchange of ideas and resources.
The Able Gamers Foundation – The AbleGamers Foundation is dedicated to bring greater accessibility in the digital entertainment space so that people with disabilities can gain a greater quality of life, and develop a rich social life that gaming can bring.
GamePolitics – Where politics and video games collide
Entertainment Consumers Association – ECA is the non-profit membership organization which represents consumers of computer and video games in the U.S. and Canada. They provide members with affinity benefits, discounts and advocacy representation while empowering, educating and enabling consumers in understanding their rights and getting involved.
Entertainment Software Rating Board – The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit, self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB assigns computer and video game content ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry.
University of Michigan Computer & Video Game Archive – The Computer and Video Game Archive collects materials relating to games for the purpose of academic inquiry.
Folding@home – Since 2000, Folding@home has led to major jumps in the capabilities of molecular simulation. By joining together hundreds of thousands of PCs throughout the world, calculations which were previously considered impossible have now become routine. FAH has targeted the study of protein folding and protein folding diseases, and numerous scientific advances have come from the project.