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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

Yes, You Should Attend Graduate School Fairs

December 26, 2016 | 10:15am
If you’re reading this, you’re likely planning to continue your studies beyond the undergraduate level. Not only are you busy with your current schoolwork, but you spend much of your leftover time trying to plan the steps you should take to continue your education. Being so busy, is it worth Read More

An Admissions Insider’s Advice for Applying to Graduate School

December 22, 2016 | 10:00am
“Remember, as much as they are looking for the right student, you should be looking for the right school,” shared Chad Oppelt, Assistant Director of Graduate and Extended Studies Recruitment at The College of St. Scholastica, during a recent conversation that we had about applying to graduate school. ExploreHealthCareers.org (EHC): Read More

The Don’ts of Applying to College

December 19, 2016 | 3:00pm
College admission reps have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. What are the most common college application mistakes? We talked to the experts about how to simplify the college application process and reduce your stress by steering clear of damaging pitfalls.   Don't test at the last minute Read More

Pipeline Programs Expand Career Options

December 15, 2016 | 10:18am
Are you the first person in your family to go to college? Are you interested in pursuing a health care career but don’t meet all of the requirements to gain admissions to a health professions program? Then a pipeline program may be a good career-boosting choice for you. What are Read More

Accreditation FAQs: What You Need to Know

December 12, 2016 | 10:00am
Accreditation is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting an academic program. It may not be the only criterion you use, but it is one piece of the puzzle to help you decide if a specific program and school is right for you. What is accreditation? According Read More

Spotlight on Scholarships: How to Pay for Your Health Care Education

December 1, 2016 | 9:02pm
We’ve got good news: The number of scholarships available to you is likely to surprise you. As you begin to consider paying for your health care education, focus on finding scholarships that fit your interests, skills and abilities while also offering awards large enough to reduce your tuition by a Read More

Paying Outside of the Box: Unique Sources of Funding for Your Health Care Education

November 28, 2016 | 8:36pm
You may be generally aware of loans, grants and scholarships, but did you know that there are other unique sources of funding that could potentially pay for your health care education as well? In this post, we’ll explore two of these “outside of the box” funding sources: corporate and association Read More

The Dos of Applying to College

November 22, 2016 | 9:22pm
Getting into your top-pick colleges depends on the strength of your college application which showcases your top grades, extracurricular activities and personal essay. Every college has different criteria; so remember to stay focused and pay attention to details. Do choose wisely Clifford T. Thornton, Associate Dean of Admission at Wesleyan Read More

Choosing a Pre-Health Enrichment Program

November 21, 2016 | 5:02pm
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field.  It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts—plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams. Programs that enhance your academic Read More