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Public Health in Perspective: Viewing the Pandemic’s Crisis and Opportunities Through the Lens of History

October 15, 2020 | 11:58pm
Although the COVID-19 crisis is often described as unprecedented, there are precedents throughout history that allow us to better understand this pandemic and the various ways people are responding to it. When my book, “American Plagues: Lessons from Our Battles with Disease,” was published in 2016, the idea that a Read More

Will You Win A Prize During Health Professions Week?

October 13, 2020 | 7:12pm
Can I let you in on a little secret? It’s pretty easy to win a prize during Health Professions Week. But, you can’t win if you aren’t registered. Register today so you can claim a prize! Participating students can enter to win one of thirty gift cards valued at $100 Read More

Vaccine Development Professional: Students Can Think Outside the Box About Health Careers

October 8, 2020 | 7:37pm
When will a COVID-19 vaccine hit the market and what will it look like? Tina Libby Tong cannot predict the future, but acknowledges that many individuals across the US government, including herself, are working non-stop to make that a reality. She can, however, lend insight into how past HIV vaccine Read More

How to Best Experience Health Professions Week 2020

September 10, 2020 | 11:09pm
Health Professions Week (HPW) brings healthcare and education professionals together to highlight the many opportunities available in the healthcare field. There’s no charge to participate in the virtual fair, and you can register now. Don’t miss out on this series of virtual tours, live chats, interactive experiences and on-demand content Read More

Post-Pandemic Healthcare Careers: What to Expect

July 10, 2020 | 11:00am
If this year has taught us anything, it’s that when change happens, we must adapt accordingly. This was especially evident in the healthcare world as doctors and nurses were tasked with quickly learning how to fight COVID-19 with almost no knowledge of the virus at all. However, what will the Read More

Healthcare Professionals on Social Media: 3 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Post

July 2, 2020 | 2:00pm
Social media has many benefits, including staying connected with family and friends, keeping up with current events, donating to important foundations and marketing small businesses and services. However, when you're a healthcare professional, what you post on your personal account can affect you professionally as well. Being conscientious about the Read More

Mental Health: Breaking the Stigma

June 25, 2020 | 12:07pm
The stigma attached to mental illness has made it hard to publicly promote mental health resources to those who need them most. The more people share about their own mental health discussions and continue to raise awareness to this important topic online, with friends and family and through academic research, Read More

ExploreHealthCareers.org Has Something for Everyone, From Undecided Students to Working Professionals

June 18, 2020 | 7:02am
ExploreHealthCareers.org offers a vast amount of resources to current and aspiring healthcare professionals. Whether you want to learn more about health careers, need help applying to schools, are in the process of looking for a job, or simply want to stay informed on everything health careers, EHC has it all. Read More

Mark Your Calendars for Health Professions Week 2020

June 11, 2020 | 12:34pm
Health Professions Week (HPW) brings healthcare and education professionals together to highlight the many opportunities available in the healthcare field. There's no charge to participate in the virtual fair, and you can register now. Don't miss out on this series of virtual tours, live chats, interactive experiences and on-demand content that will start Read More

How Medical Students are Completing Clinical Hours During the Pandemic

June 4, 2020 | 12:26pm
The transition to online classes has been an adjustment for both students and professors. Medical students who haven’t completed their clinical hours are having a much tougher time finding ways to do so due to social distancing guidelines. What exactly do clinicals look like during the coronavirus pandemic? The answer Read More