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Awareness: The 1st Step to Addressing Health Care Disparities

March 23, 2017 | 9:00am
“We know that much of what affects our health happens outside the doctor’s office,” said Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities at the California Endowment, in an address to the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education consortium in 2016. “The things that we make difficult Read More

Spotlight on Community Health Workers

March 20, 2017 | 9:00am
Started in 2007, National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) helps promote HIV testing in indigenous communities of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities. Want to do your part to promote health and well-being in your local community? Consider becoming a community health worker. Read More

The Secret to Choosing a School That’s Right for You

March 16, 2017 | 9:00am
"You can be at the biggest university and be given personal attention and you can also be 'just a number' at the smallest of institutions, too," warned Jennifer Clutter, Program Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University, during a recent conversation about what students should keep in Read More

Planning a Campus Visit? Read These Tips Before You Go

March 13, 2017 | 9:00am
If you are trying to decide which graduate schools to apply to, or which to attend if you have already been accepted, do not skip the campus visit! Taking the time to experience what attending the school will be like by seeing the school in-person and meeting faculty members and Read More

Spotlight on Art Therapists

March 9, 2017 | 10:00am
Arts and humanities may sound like a surprising background for a prospective health care professional, but it shouldn't! Diversity in the backgrounds of health care providers is what makes the field so successful. While we won’t go so far as to say your major doesn’t matter, there is no data that Read More

Student Loan Repayment Strategies

March 6, 2017 | 9:00am
You minimized your debt before starting your studies. You had a solid budget in place while you attended school. Now it's time to start repaying your student loans. Utilizing the list, spreadsheet or app you used to track what you owe and to whom, start figuring out what to pay Read More

Spotlight on Athletic Trainers

March 2, 2017 | 10:00am
"Your protection is our priority" promotes the National Athletic Trainers' Association's 2017 National Athletic Training Month posters and PR toolkits, all created to spread awareness about the important service that trainers provide. Are you interested in helping athletes prevent injuries or rehabilitating those engaged in physical activity? Consider entering the Read More

Want to Graduate without Debt? Keep These Financial Obstacles in Mind

February 27, 2017 | 10:00am
As there are several financial obstacles that you'll face as you plan how you'll pay for your health care education, it is never too soon to start working out the details! The sooner you start, the more likely you'll be able to graduate without debt — wouldn't that be amazing? Read More

Applying to School? Add These Titles to Your Reading List

February 23, 2017 | 10:00am
Are you an avid reader who is currently going through the stressful process of applying to school? Fortunately for you, there are books available on the topic that might help! We did a little research for you and found three that you might consider adding to your to-read list, but Read More

Spotlight on Dietitian Nutritionists

February 20, 2017 | 10:00am
Many people kick off each new year with a commitment, or re-commitment, to making healthier choices. By late February, most have reverted to their old ways and some have even regained any weight that they lost the month before. As a dietitian nutritionist, you can help people get to the Read More

Can You Afford Your Health Care Education?

February 16, 2017 | 10:00am
You think it's pretty reasonable to assume that all debt is bad debt, right? Not so fast! Your health care education is a worthwhile investment that will see great returns in the long run. That means that as long as you manage your finances responsibly, it's okay to have to Read More

The College Application Magic Number — Does It Exist?

February 13, 2017 | 10:00am
It’s time to start applying to school, but how many applications should you be preparing? While 6 to 8 is the average number of schools that students end up applying to, experts agree that there is no magic number. The number of college applications that you submit will depend on Read More

5 Things I Wish Pharmacy Applicants Knew Before Hitting Submit

February 9, 2017 | 10:00am
Applying to college is stressful! Fortunately, there are directors of admissions like Mercer University College of Pharmacy’s Jordana Berry who are more than happy to help you through the process. Read on to learn more about what Jordana wishes pharmacy school applicants knew before hitting “submit” on their applications. 1. Read More

Promote Public Health with a Specialty in Dietetics

February 6, 2017 | 10:00am
African Heritage and Health Week takes place every year in February and provides a great opportunity to explore the enticing flavors and health-promoting qualities of traditional African cuisine. Intrigued by the campaign's approach to promoting wellness through making healthy eating choices? A public health career with a specialty in dietetics Read More

Spotlight on Cardiovascular Technologists

February 2, 2017 | 10:00am
Are you at risk for heart disease? African American men, particularly those who live in the southeast, have the highest risk for this disease. Additionally, the American Heart Association reports that the prevalence of high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, in African Americans is Read More

Interested in an Internship? Get Started Now!

January 30, 2017 | 10:00am
The skills you learn in the classroom are definitely applicable on the job, but sometimes it's hard to see how they transfer without having an opportunity to practice in a lower stress environment. An internship can help since it offers an opportunity to work with a supervisor or mentor who Read More

What Should You Do Before Graduate School?

January 26, 2017 | 10:00am
Are you planning on going straight to graduate school after completing your undergraduate studies? If so, take a minute to consider taking a year off. Many graduate students who go straight from undergraduate to graduate studies lack professional skills such as project management and communication, skills that their fellow applicants Read More

Considering a Credit Card? Read This Before You Sign the Dotted Line

January 23, 2017 | 10:00am
Choices you make about money now, at the beginning of your studies, will follow you for the rest of your life. Because you have so many exciting (read: expensive) adventures on the horizon, you're likely to start hearing from a lot of credit card companies. Their offers can be tempting Read More

U.S. News & World Report Offers More Reasons to Explore Health Careers

January 19, 2017 | 10:00am
If you're in the process of choosing a career, the recently released U.S. News & World Report 100 Best Jobs list suggests that you can't go wrong with health care. The overall list has 100 jobs and there are 12 mutually exclusive lists broken down by occupational industry. Those considering Read More

4 Tips to Prepare for an Online Recruitment Fair

January 16, 2017 | 10:00am
Professionalism frequently takes a back seat to sass and sarcasm on the internet, but the online recruitment fair is a whole different ballgame. To help you prepare for attending these online meet and greets, we went to an admissions insider at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine for Read More

Accepted to Multiple Colleges? Here’s How to Choose One

January 12, 2017 | 10:00am
Congratulations — you applied to more than one college and just received multiple acceptance letters! This is great news and a reason to celebrate, but it also means you've got a big decision to make. Read on for a few quick tips to help you decide which college you should Read More

Spotlight on Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs)

January 9, 2017 | 10:06am
It might surprise you to learn that cervical cancer rates have decreased by over 5 percent in the past 30 years. This decrease is mostly due to the development of tests for infections and vaccinations as well as increased awareness of this health concern. Awareness is largely driven by campaigns Read More

Three Questions to Ask Pharmacy Schools

January 5, 2017 | 10:33am
You’re applying to pharmacy school, so you’re ready to answer a lot of questions. After all, you have an application to complete and a personal statement to write to answer questions that the admissions office has about your previous experiences and future goals.  But did you know that you should Read More

Spotlight on Public Health

January 2, 2017 | 10:13am
Is women's health care your area of interest? What about initiatives that promote women's health and healthy pregnancies, like the National Birth Defects Prevention Network’s Prevent to Protect? You might consider a career in public health with a focus on maternal and child health. The National Birth Defects Prevention Network has Read More

Get Started Now! You’ve Got a Career Ladder to Climb

December 29, 2016 | 10:12am
Here’s the good thing about health care as an industry: There are hardly any “dead end” jobs. If you consider each position a rung on the “career ladder,” every job in health care–from kitchen staff to janitor–can lead you closer to the rewarding position that’s the best fit for you. Read More