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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

The World May Be Paused, But Your Future Plans Don’t Have to Be

May 28, 2020 | 10:51am
COVID-19 has pretty much been the only thing on everyone’s minds since the end of February and has affected millions of people around the world. For both undergrad and grad students, particularly those who are graduating this year, the Coronavirus has taken away their final weeks on the campus they’ve Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Your Observation Hours

May 22, 2020 | 1:05pm
The list of requirements for becoming a therapist is substantial and the process of licensure isn’t a short one. The amount of hours psychology students must complete on top of their degree is daunting, however, once completed, undoubtedly rewarding. One of the most important of these requirements is observation hours. Read More

3 Post-Pandemic Questions to Ask Grad School Admissions Offices

April 23, 2020 | 10:45am
How a higher education institution treats its students, faculty and staff during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic says a lot about what you can expect if you choose to attend that school. If you’re in the process of choosing a school, keep this in mind and ask these three Read More

Making the Most of Virtual Campus Tours

April 16, 2020 | 10:54am
Although nothing can replace the experience of physically walking around campus for the first time, school closures thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic mean virtual campus "visits" are the new reality for prospective students, at least for the foreseeable future. It may not be ideal to have to choose which campus Read More

4 Ways for Students to Stay Productive During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 9, 2020 | 10:30am
In many states, a shelter-in-place order has been issued, and many more are going to be putting out similar orders soon. So how can students possibly stay productive when everyone else is binge watching Tiger King on Netflix? These tips can help you stay on track and enable you to Read More

Common Questions about Applying to Grad School During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 2, 2020 | 10:57am
By now, everyone is aware of, if not affected in some way, by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For current students, instruction has likely moved online for the foreseeable future. If you’re not a student yet, the most important thing to know is that, yes, you can still apply to a Read More

How Medical Students Can Stay Safe on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 27, 2020 | 10:00am
Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), government officials have instructed the public to practice social distancing and staying at home. Colleges and universities have responded by closing or moving their classes online, but medical students and academic labs across the country still have a key role to play Read More

You Just Earned Your Bachelor Degree. Now What?

March 20, 2020 | 8:00pm
Earning a bachelor’s degree is a great accomplishment in and of itself, considering 40% of undergraduate students drop out of college and 30% drop out before sophomore year. However, it’s pretty clear that more and more recent grads, especially those in their early 20s, struggle with knowing what the next big Read More

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