Tag: health care

Health Careers You Haven't Considered

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Editor, Carnegie Communications

Nurses and doctors, the general practitioners as you may know them, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to health care professionals. There is a wealth of health careers out there in what are known as the allied health fields. read more

Registered Nurse: Educator, Caregiver, Life-changer

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Student

So you want to be a registered nurse? Becoming a nurse takes passion, dedication, and hours of study and clinical practice, but if you have the head--and the heart--for the profession, it can lead down many interesting paths. read more

Advice for College from Higher Ed Experts: Laurie N. Sherwen, Health Studies

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Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences, University of the Sciences

When it comes to studying the health sciences, it seems like doctors and nurses get all the attention. Of course, doctors and nurses rock, but what other health specialties are out there? We asked an expert to discuss some of the unique health care specialties students may study. read more

Health Reform and College Health Insurance Choices

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Consumer Health Insurance Specialist, eHealthInsurance.com

If you're a college student, health reform has probably been good to you so far. However, there are changes taking effect just in time for the 2012-2013 academic year that could alter your health insurance options and might send some students scrambling for coverage. read more

Health and Medicine Majors and Potential Jobs

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The need for trained and qualified health care professionals today is crucial. Find out what career paths are available in health and medicine on CollegeXpress! read more

What steps should I take to become a doctor?

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While you are in high school, try to get work in a hospital, doctor's office, or laboratory. Perhaps you can get an internship, some of which are paid, in one of these settings. read more

How can I be the strongest candidate for a B.S./M.D. program?

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Founder and President, College Admissions Partners

B.S./M.D. programs are looking for students who are very strong academically but also dedicated to a career in medicine. Many programs have minimum academic requirements to even be considered, and this typically includes being in the top 10% of your high school class. read more

Mixing Business and Health Care, From College to the Workforce

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Marketing and Communications Committee Chair, Boston Young Healthcare Professionals

One young health care communications professional shares her experience combining two passions--business and health care--to great effect both in college and beyond. read more

Medical School Admission Requirements by Design

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Director, Chemistry Program, Mount Mary College

Perhaps you feel it--the call to become a physician. The path to medical school and the subsequent practice of medicine is notoriously rigorous and very competitive. Yet, some say the hardest part of the journey is the admission process. read more

How to Be a Competitive Med School Applicant

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Director of the Pre-medical and Related Health Professional Programs, Gannon University

What makes someone an ideal med school applicant? What do admission counselors look for? How should students, both pre-med and not, prepare? read more