In light of the upcoming AAMC Medical School Virtual Fair (on February 4th), we wanted to take a moment and highlight some helpful tips and important updates in virtual networking.
Don’t let the ease of attendance lead you to believe that an online fair is something passive; it’s…Continue
What if you knew exactly the types of skills and experiences you need to develop now to get hired later? What if you knew the exact jobs that will be most in demand in the near future and beyond?
As you navigate through your health career, you will find that keeping up with the trends of the industry and the workforce will not only expose you to job options you…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on January 19, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
You survived finals week. The holidays are here and the New Year awaits you. The furthest thing from your mind right now is work, and particularly school work. You just want a moment of relaxation after those long hours of writing papers and taking exams, and you deserve it. You have earned some time to…Continue
Added by Sonthonax Vernard on December 17, 2015 at 5:48pm — No Comments
All of us have the talent and the power within us to achieve our Authentic Health Career. Along the way, we must overcome challenges including defeating our own demons. In his book The Motivation Manifesto, bestselling Author Brendon Burchard describes 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power (I highly recommend the book). One of the 9 Declarations is: “We Shall Defeat our Demons.”
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on November 8, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
In finding your authentic health career, it is important that you expose yourself to as many facets of the health field as you possibly can. One way to do this is to find and follow health care trends and topics. A current trend in health care that you should know about involves innovations in community health centers. In this first of a two-part blog on the topic, I will explain what community health centers are, some of the current challenges and issues…Continue
Added by Roza Do on May 19, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago I spoke with a recently graduated student who was discouraged and confused in his health career path. This student said that he wanted to work internationally—possibly through business, or maybe policy. But when I asked him why, he couldn’t give me a single good reason. We backtracked for a while and he finally told me his story. He had always been interested in public health and as he moved through undergrad, he became increasingly…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on May 4, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
In our first post about National Public Health Week on Monday, we promised a follow up full of public health resources to provide you with actual steps you can take today to be a part of the national public health conversation.…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on April 11, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
It seems like there’s a week for everything, doesn’t it? So what’s the big deal about National Public Health Week?Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on April 6, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Please help MyHCN welcome this week's guest blogger, Amy Klimek of ZipRecruiter.
What Employers Look for in Recent Graduates
Whether you will graduate soon and are anxious to land your coveted first job or have recently graduated and are still navigating the health job market, understanding what employers…Continue
Added by MyHCN Administrator on March 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
As summer internship applications begin drawing to a close (but not all of them—there’s still some time to apply!), you may have started thinking about the next stage of the application process: interviews. Interviews can seem daunting, and as we are also quickly surging into the job search season, we have compiled a list of tips to have you ready and confident for…Continue
Happy New Year!
As we surge into 2015, many of you are making New Year’s Resolutions and plans for the future. It’s easy to get caught up in the glamour of resolutions at the beginning of a new year--or to brush off New Year’s resolutions as pointless--without realizing that with hard work and some directed steps, they are useful and can get you to places you want to be. Whether you’re making a resolution on New Year’s Day,…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on January 12, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments
I often encounter students who have the grades, experience, and other strengths to be competitive applicants for graduate programs but are concerned about their GRE or other standardized test scores. They ask: “How important is the GRE?”, “Are my scores good enough?” or “What do I do about my low scores?”
The answers vary by school and program. Many are reducing the importance of GRE scores because they don’t believe it is an…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on December 4, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments
Mindy graduated from Cal State East Bay two years ago with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She wanted to get experience before going to med school, so she immediately started looking for jobs. After spending a difficult three months post graduation searching relentlessly and without much luck for a job, she came close to applying to med school simply because she was disheartened and discouraged and wanted desperately to have a plan--even if it meant…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 2, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments
This week, MyHCN is honored to welcome Dr. Elayne Chou as a guest blogger to talk about the importance of career assessments in both your career and your life. In our 9-step Framework, Assessment & Discovery comes in at Step Two in finding your authentic career (and life) path. After Exposing yourself to the health careers out there, it is absolutely vital to pause and assess yourself, your goals, your interests and your talents in order to find…Continue
Added by MyHCN Administrator on September 22, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Please help MyHCN welcome Carly Dell, this week's guest blogger.
Social Media: Networking at Your Fingertips
Social media has revolutionized the way today’s professionals network. Between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, there is a large social media community built around health care topics, issues, and jobs. Whether you are looking for a…Continue
Added by MyHCN Administrator on September 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Not only did you fill your summer with long productive days on the internship grind, but you were proactive. You made a plan, made connections, and really made your internship count. Now that summer is over and you’re back in school, it might feel like your career journey is heading into a long academic-focused lull.
Or maybe you didn’t spend your summer in an internship. Maybe you…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on September 8, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments
"What can I do with a degree in public health?"
I am asked this question almost every day. If you are pursuing a career in public health, you probably already know that there are countless directions you can take, but you might not know quite how interdisciplinary jobs in public health can be. You may also not be aware of the wide range of emerging options.
There are many…Continue
This week, MyHCN welcomes Janet Chu, giving her perspective on pursuing both public health AND medicine.
“Why did you want to pursue a Masters in Public Health?”
Having recently started my Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Berkeley, I have been asked this question many times in the last few weeks. Even as I heard myself reiterating excerpts from my personal statement, I…Continue
Added by MyHCN Administrator on July 23, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments
Our thanks to this week's guest blogger, Noelle Pineda. This is her story.
Public health or medicine? Public health and medicine? Public health then medicine? Medicine then public health?