IMA Links

Career Opportunities

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Community for Accredited Online Schools

All-inclusive guidebook for medical programs and career paths.

Guide to Public Health in Idaho
 Resources on career and educational options for current and prospective public health professionals.  
Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants  Career opportunities for physician assistants in Idaho.  
Idaho Health Careers A web-based healthcare provider recruitment program.
Idaho Hospital Careers Search for jobs posted by members of the Idaho Hospital Association.
 Jackson Physician Search
IMA has endorsed Jackson Physician Search (JPS) as preferred partner for recruitment services.  JPS specializes in permanent recruitment of physicians and advanced practice providers, with focused resources in Idaho and the Northwest region. The company is recognized for trust, transparency and their successful track record for recruiting providers who fit with their practices and thrive in their communities. For details and preferred pricing information contact Sharon Thompson, regional manager, at or 770-643-5706 (office) or 360-450-1491 (cell).  
MedDentJobs A unique employment connention agency specializing in the medical and dental fields; dedicated to finding full-time, part-time, and temporary employees.
National Health Service Corps Opportunities in high-need areas for primary care medical and mental health providers.
National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network Non-profit organizations helping healthcare providers find jobs in rural and underserved areas nationwide.
 Nursing Journal
Provides comprehensive educational resources for those interested in entry level or advanced practice nursing careers.  
 Public Health Online Extensive information about career options for several public health specialties.
CompHealth A resource for healthcare providers seeking employment and for healthcare organizations seeking complete recruiting and staffing services.
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Clinical Resources            

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Antibiotic Guide John Hopkins University Antibiotic Guide for handheld devices.
CenterWatch Clinical Trials Professional and patient information on clinical trials.
Effective Health Care Program Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, this program promotes comparative effectiveness research, a type of patient-centered outcomes research, in patient and professional communities.
Hardin Meta Directory University of Iowa's comprehensive resource list of health-related subjects developed by medical professionals.
Healthwise Consumer friendly solutions for all your health content and patient education needs.
MDChoice The web's medical librarian -- specific and accurate searches of medical literature.
Medical Matrix Ranked, peer-reviewed, annotated, updated, clinical medical resources.
MedScape A timely source of clinical information organized by medical specialty.
Medi-Lexicon Contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional.
Reducing Opioid Abuse and Misuse
Resources from the AMA to reverse and prevent the national epidemic of opioid misuse and addiction.  
UW HealthLinks Connecting people with knowledge in the health sciences at the University of Washington.
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Consumer Health Information

Link Description  Online pharmacy guide.
DHHS HRSA Information Center Publications, resources, and referrals on healthcare services.
Effective Health Care Program Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, this program promotes comparative effectiveness research, a type of patient-centered outcomes research, in patient and professional communities.
Healthfinder Award-winning Federal website featuring online consumer health information.
KidsHealth Physician-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Medicine Net Physician-written health information for consumers.
Mesothelioma Center Information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure
Mesothelioma Guide Mesothelioma Guide provides access to those diagnosed with mesothelioma seeking more information about doctors, treatments, and supportive resources
National Women's Health Resource Center Comprehensive information on women's health topics.
OncoLink Cancer information and resources from the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center.
Pleural Mesothelioma Center Informative website and advocacy group that helps people affected by pleural mesothelioma cancer.
RxList Drug information compiled for consumers and medical professionals.
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Continuing Medical Education

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Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium An accredited CME organization providing planned CME activities to meet the educational needs of physicians in the Treasure Valley.
Effective Health Care Program The AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program offers free, online CME activities.
Health Stream CME Search Search CME events and products by specialty.
Online Courses Free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college course that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT.
Virtual Lecture Hall
Online, interactive CME programming.
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Government Sites

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS is an agency of the Dept. of Health and Human Services that runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for uninsured children.
MedWatch The Food and Drug Administration's safety information and adverse event reporting program.
National Cancer Institute The NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the DHHS. The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
National Institutes of Health The NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S.
Office of the HHS Inspector General The OIG protects the integrity of DHHS programs and the health and welfare of program beneficiaries through a nationwide network of audits and investigations.
Thomas Federal Homepage Comprehensive online federal legislative information.
US Food & Drug Administration FDA's mission is to protect the public health by helping safe and effective products, including drugs and medical and surgical devices, reach the market in a timely way and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.
US House Homepage Up-to-date information on legislation on the House floor, votes, members, and operations.
US Senate Homepage Up-to-date information on Senators and the chamber's legislative activities.
World Health Organization The WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health.
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HIPAA Resources

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CMS HIPAA Resources General information about HIPAA regulations with links to HIPAA compliance resources.
DHHS Administrative Simplification Site Quick links to final HIPAA regulations and FAQs.
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Idaho Sites

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Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium An accredited CME organization providing planned CME activities to meet the educational needs of physicians in the Treasure Valley.
Ada County Medical Society ACMS helps its members meet its professional responsibilities to the public, to assure the people of our community the utmost in health preservation.
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Curriculum, application, and contact information for Boise's residency program.
IdaCare Provides consumer information about Idaho health professionals under the Patient Freedom of Information Act.
Idaho Academy of Family Physicians IAFP information includes CME offerings and the monthly newsletter.
Idaho Academy of Nutrition & DIetetics Organization representing Idaho registered dietitians who counsel patients referred by physicians to improve health outcomes for adult and pediatric patients.
Idaho Area Health Education Center Idaho AHEC's mission is to improve access to educational and technical assistance resources for health providers in Idaho.
Idaho Hospital Association The IHA provides advocacy and services for Idaho's acute care and specialty hospitals to help them better serve their communities.
Idaho Legislature Homepage Information on Idaho's constitution and statutes as well as legislators and current session legislation.
Idaho Medical Group Management Association IMGMA is the state affiliate of the MGMA. This group of medical practice and facility administrators and managers provide education, communication and advocacy to benefit members and their physicians.
Idaho Primary Care Association The IPCA is a cooperative statewide network representing Community Health Centers.
Idaho Rural Physician Incentive Program Created by the Idaho Legislature to encourage primary care physicians too practice in medically underserved areas of the state.
Idaho State Board of Medicine The BoM protects Idaho healthcare consumers through proper licensing and regulation of physicians and physician assistants.
Idaho State Board of Nursing The BoN regulates nursing practice (licensure) and education in the state of Idaho.
Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency (TSA) Initiative The Idaho Legislature passed HCR 10 in 2013 to form a workgroup to define the elements of a TSE program, including funding mechanisms and an implementation plan.
ISU Family Medicine Residency (Pocatello) Curriculum and application information for prospective residents.
Southworth Associates/PRN Information on the Idaho Physician Recovery Network and addiction assistance and treatment.
St Luke's Regional Medical Center Services and information for Boise, Meridian, and Sun Valley area locations.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Center News plus information on services and programs of the St. Al's system.
State of Idaho Homepage The official website of Idaho.
Treasure Valley Hospital Located at 8800 W. Emerald, between Milwaukee and Maple Grove in Boise, Treasure Valley Hospital has been providing care to the community since 1996.
Volunteer Idaho Volunteers are needed throughout Idaho to serve in emergencies, natural disasters, or public health incidents.
Volunteer Physicians Network VPN is a web-based system of specialty physicians in the Treasure Valley area who provide care for the underserved patients of three community clinics.
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Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) An international peer-reviewed general medical journal.
New England Journal of Medicine Journal of contemporary medicine and research published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences University of Iowa library supporting medical education, research, and health care.
Idaho Health Sciences Library Idaho State University's health and medical information resources.
Library of Congress Broad public access to a wide variety of information.
U.S. National Library of Medicine The world's largest medical library.
Washington Healthcare News Library of Healthcare Management Articles Library of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho healthcare management articles.
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Medical Associations/Societies

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Ada County Medical Society ACMS helps its members meet their professional responsibilities to the public to assure the people of our community the utmost in health preservation.
American Academy of Dermatology Founded in 1938, the AAD is the largest association in the U.S. representing dermatologists.
American Academy of Family Physicians The AAFP's mission is to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
American Academy of Ophthalmology Providing authoritative information about eye care for the public and members.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons The Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world.
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
American Academy of Pediatrics Dedicated to the health of all children.
American Cancer Society The ACS is a nationwide voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American College of Cardiology

The ACC is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical professional society that is leading the way to optimal CV care and disease prevention through health policy, standards and guidelines, and support of CV research.

American College of Emergency Physicians Supporting quality emergency medical care and promoting the interests of emergency physicians.
American College of Physicians ACP is a society of internists dedicated to establishing standards; providing information, education, and research; and recognizing excellence in the field.
American College of Radiology The principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United States, with more than 30000 members.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists A private, voluntary, nonprofit group of professionals providing health care for women.
American College of Surgeons ACS is a scientific and educational association founded to improve surgical patient care by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
American Heart Association The AHA is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Medical Association The AMA is the nation's leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice,and ethics.
American Medical Association Alliance The AMA Alliance offers a wealth of downloadable information for physician spouses and their families.
American Osteopathic Association Representing more than 78,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) around the world, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) serves as the professional family for all DOs and osteopathic medical students.
American Psychiatric Association APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.
American Society of Anesthesiologists The ASA is an educational, research and scientific association organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.
American Urological Association Strives to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy.
Association of American Physicians & Surgeons The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship.
Medical Group Management Association The leading organization for professionals in medical practice management.
Oregon Medical Association Information on the daily operations and activities of the OMA including calendar, legislation, and membership.
Qualis Health Qualis Health (formerly PRO-West) is an independent, private, nonprofit healthcare quality improvement organization.
Utah Medical Association Physicians who care for and about the people of Utah.
Washington State Medical Association WSMA represents the professional interests of member physicians in Washington State to promote effective physician leadership in the evolving healthcare delivery system.
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Patient Resources

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About Assisted Living Provides unbiased information on assisted living and long term care written by medical professionals with years of nursing experience.
Addiction Center Provides information on addictions to alcohol, tobacco, illicit and prescription drugs and connections with hundreds of treatment centers across the United States.
Addiction Resource
 A community for those suffering from addiction and help for patients to find the highest quality care for a successful recovery.  
Assisted Living Directory Assisted Living Directory lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.
Assisted Living strives to serve as the informational resource for assisted living in the United States.
Idaho Rx Card Idaho Rx Card is a FREE statewide discount prescription assistance program. Idaho residents can download a FREE card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies.
Nursing Home Abuse Guide Provides answers for families and loved ones on elder abuse and neglect. 
Prescription Assistance Programs of America
Founded to help solve the problem of the uninsured and under-insured needing access to prescription medications in America. An unbiased guide to senior living and retirement.
Senior Living Map Searchable, comprehensive nationwide directory of senior living facilities. 
Volunteer Physicians Network VPN is a web-based system of specialty physicians in the Treasure Valley area who provide care for the underserved patients of three community clinics.
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Payer/Insurer Sites

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Blue Cross of Idaho Online physician services including newsletter and provider manual.
Idaho Medicaid Information for physicians and consumers, including fee schedule.
Idaho Physicians Network A statewide medical delivery network consisting of physicians, ancillary providers, and facilities to better serve the needs of Primary Health Network members and members of its leased network.
Noridian Medicare Administration (OR and WA) Online resource for Medicare beneficiaries and physicians/ healthcare professionals in Oregon, Washington and other states administered by Noridian.
Regence BlueShield of Idaho Search for fee schedule and claims policy information.
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Search Engines

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Doctor's Guide to the Internet Search medical topics by key words. 
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