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Spotlight on Dermatology

December 12, 2018 | 9:00am
Dermatology isn't just about cosmetic procedures and treating acne. It's a field that focuses on "evaluating and treating children and adults with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes." We spoke with Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor at Read More

Spotlight on Social Work: HEALS Recipient Katherine Lord

December 4, 2018 | 9:21am
While planning out your academic future, you may want to explore what health care careers have to offer for internships and experience. For those planning to get a graduate degree in social work, there is a considerable amount of time you need to spend in the field before you can Read More

Tackling Gender Stereotypes in Nursing

November 27, 2018 | 9:00am
According to the US Census Bureau, less than 10 percent of all registered nurses are men, and traditionally, nursing programs have been largely populated by women. It's a stereotype that nursing is a "woman's profession" since Florence Nightingale founded it in the mid-1800s. But times are changing: the percentage of male nurses Read More

Spotlight on Dental Hygienists

November 20, 2018 | 11:00am
There's a well-known Mark Twain quote: “Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Dental hygienist Monica Kwan loves that she has such a career. Not only is she able to work in a field she enjoys, but she can give back Read More

3 Types of Scholarships You’ll Encounter

November 13, 2018 | 9:00am
Get your documents prepared, brush up on your essay writing and update your autofill settings — November is National Scholarship Month. You'll want to get your scholarship applications in before you're nagged at the Thanksgiving dinner table. After all, how are you going to afford your health care career education? Read More

Experiences of a Naturopathic Medical Student

November 6, 2018 | 9:00am
Naturopathic physicians concentrate on whole-patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, attempting to find the underlying cause of each patient’s condition. They provide individualized, evidence-informed therapies that balance the least harmful and effective approaches to help facilitate the body’s ability to restore and maintain optimal health. We spoke with Read More

Spotlight on Podiatric Medicine

October 31, 2018 | 9:00am
Every year, about one thousand medical students apply to podiatric medical school. Podiatric medicine is focused on the treatment of foot and ankle disorders. These health care professionals are educated in advanced techniques involving surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation. To learn more about this health care career, we Read More

5 Things Pharmacists Love About Their Jobs

October 23, 2018 | 9:00am
A challenging, yet fulfilling career path can be hard to find. Luckily, for those interested in health care, many pharmacists report that their careers are both purposeful and rewarding. Read on for a handful of reasons why practicing pharmacists enjoy their career paths and the unique role they play within Read More

Spotlight on Naturopathic Medicine

October 16, 2018 | 9:00am
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupation employment is projected to add about 2.4 million new jobs from 2016 to 2026. One of those fields is naturopathic medicine. This year, the field will increase by 24,000 potential new jobs with 10% growth every year. We recently spoke to Read More

Spotlight on Medical Dosimetry

October 9, 2018 | 9:00am
Medical dosimetrists are members of the radiation oncology team, which includes radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists and oncology nurses. Medical dosimetrists ensure that radiation treatment promotes the highest radiation dose with the fewest side effects on the patient’s healthy organs. When a radiation oncologist prescribes radiation to a tumor, a Read More
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