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Yes, You Should Attend Graduate School Fairs

May 28, 2019 | 9:15am
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

Tips on Finding Your Best-Fit Social Work Internship

April 16, 2019 | 5:59pm
If you're thinking about going into the social work field, then you should know accredited BSW programs require a minimum of 400 hours of supervised field experience. Want to know what to expect? We met with Katherine Perone, associate professor and director of field education at Western Illinois University. She also Read More

7 Tips for Studying Science

April 9, 2019 | 7:40pm
Developing an in-depth understanding of complex scientific principles can take an enormous amount of time and effort. Tackling a difficult text can be daunting, even for the most intelligent student. So daunting, in fact, you may be tempted to put off your assigned reading until the last possible moment. Don’t Read More

Career Changer: MBA to ND

March 19, 2019 | 10:46am
Just because your bachelor's degree wasn't in biomedical sciences doesn't mean you can't eventually work in the health care field. Dr. Jaquel Patterson ND, MBA, is a licensed naturopathic physician and is the current president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Not only is she an ND, but Dr. Read More

Spotlight on Veteran Affairs Social Workers

March 12, 2019 | 11:00am
Professional social workers prevent crises and counsel on how to cope with the stresses of everyday life. They have a deep understanding of human development and behavior. Carl Castro is the Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families at the University of Southern California. He is also Read More

The Secret to an Affordable Health Professions Education?

February 26, 2019 | 9:00am
While grants, scholarships and loans are great choices for financing your health care education, there is another option you may want to consider, especially if you are interested in a career in primary care. Service commitment programs are designed to provide borrowers with financial support in exchange for a service Read More

The College Application Magic Number — Does It Exist?

February 19, 2019 | 9:00am
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

Choosing a Pre-Health Enrichment Program

February 12, 2019 | 9:00am
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

The Road to Naturopathic Medicine

January 29, 2019 | 11:00am
A career in the health care field doesn't have to stop after you land the job associated with your degree. Once you gain experience and develop yourself professionally, finding the path that's best for you can be easy. One person who can confirm this way of thinking is Dr. Xermã Palmares. Read More

Did You Budget This into Your Overall College Cost?

January 15, 2019 | 5:20pm
One of the most important things you learn as an adult is how to create and set a budget. Most people learn while they're attending college and need to start keeping an eye on their monthly/yearly costs are after factoring loans and financial aid. Everyone first thinks of paying for Read More

Four Jobs That Help the Environment

January 8, 2019 | 5:21pm
According to the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, "environmental health professionals are on the frontline of confronting these challenges, challenges that range from addressing climate change to inspecting sewage treatment facilities." This means that different aspects of our natural and human-made environment can and will impact our health. It Read More

Dermatology: Getting Under Your Skin

January 1, 2019 | 11:00am
When considering a health care profession, it helps to talk to a professional who has experience in your potential career. We recently interviewed Anisha Patel, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She was able to Read More

Three Ways to Improve Your Resume

December 28, 2018 | 11:00am
The ideal length for your resume is one-page, especially if you have fewer than 10 years of experience. If you’re starting to increase the font size in order to make your resume more impressive, you’re ignoring the bigger problem: You need more content! In this article, we offer a few ways Read More

Want a High-paying Health Care Career? Do the Math

December 18, 2018 | 9:00am
Most high school students have one goal in mind: receiving their diploma. But if you want to pursue a health career, simply meeting graduation requirements may not be enough. Taking four years of math and science in high school will put you on the path toward a rewarding health care Read More

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

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Turned Teacher

October 2, 2018 | 9:00am
Growing up, Dr. Kristen Gawronski always knew she wanted to work in the health care field and take care of patients. She considered medical school, physical therapy, nursing and pharmacy. We interviewed Dr. Gawronski to discover how she ended up choosing pharmacy school. Why pharmacy? Both of my parents were Read More