Betial Asmerom
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Which health career directions are you pursuing? What would help you advance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Ngo Jun 23, 2013. 7 Replies

These past few weeks some of my closest friends were accepted into medical school, public health graduate programs, and nurse practitioner programs. In between the celebratory cakes and tears of joy,…Continue

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*** PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 10th via ***A compelling blend of stories and analysis, The Upstream Doctors offers a vision of the future of health care -- one that depends on growing a new generation of health care practitioners who look upstream for the social and environmental sources of our problems, rather than simply go for quick-hit symptomatic relief. If our high-cost, sick-care…See More
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UC Berkeley
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Health Policy, Medicine
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Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.

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Jeff Oxendine Recipient of 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:30am 1 Comment

The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards annually recognize Californians who are advancing innovative, effective solutions to critical state issues. Since 2006, awards have been given to 45 recipients, both individuals and groups, working in a wide variety of fields, including education, health, agriculture, economic development and the environment. The Foundation provides each recipient with $125,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California. For expanding…


Achieving or Navigating Your Authentic Health Career Workshop--A Moment to Reflect on your Professional & Personal Goals

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

You have 7 days left and you haven’t registered. You don’t have the time, the price is a bit too steep, you’ve got everything planned out and don’t need any help? I know we’ve been there, but I urge you to take a step back and to begin taking control of your career and your future. Anyone holding back because of the cost or time, realize that the real cost here is not investing in your success. Got everything planned out? We know you’re smart, but we want to help you be…


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At 6:41am on December 1, 2012, Jeff Oxendine said…

Welcome Betial! So glad you joined. Would love your feedback on how to make this site valuable for you. Also, please comment on blogs or join and participate in a group.

Might you have some time over the winter break to do some paid work to make the site better and engage people?

At 10:51am on December 1, 2012, Betial Asmerom said…

Thank you! The website looks really great already! I do have time over winter break, and would love to help out. I've already told some of my public health minded friends about it and I'll get some feedback from them also. 

This is a really exciting concept and website, thank you for providing the service. 

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