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Guest Blog: Pursuing a Career in Public Health and Medicine (Noelle's Story)

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? 

Four years…

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Added by MyHCN Administrator on July 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Making the Most of Your Internship

Summer is here. Long days by the pool, weeks on family vacations, endless barbecued nights. And more work? Maybe. Many of you are jumping into summer internships and realizing that sacrificing a few of those beach days for the benefits of an internship is one of the best decisions you could have made. 

Our blog in February, “…

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Added by Alivia Shorter on July 8, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Mindset: Learn How to Approach Challenges in Your Health Career and Life

Remember Jane from our last blog? I told you about her journey through college, her challenges and struggles with O chem, jobs, and the GRE. I told you how she ended up in a job in public health that exceeded her expectations. I told you it was because she has resiliency and mental strength. But I didn’t tell you another vital key to…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on June 25, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Mental Strength to Help Your Health Career

A barely passing test grade. Frustrated, Jane shoves the test into her backpack and hurries out of class. O chem. She’d never gotten below a B before this class, and now, carting home C-graded tests is the norm. Two years later, Jane will have her BS in biology. And for the first time in her life, she will get rejected from the job she applied for and felt confident she would get. She will decide to take the GRE and go to grad school, and when she sees her score, it…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on June 3, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW) starts today!

During the first week of April every year the American Public Health Association (APHA) asks students, public health professionals, and communities to observe National Public Health Week to highlight the work that is being done across the country and campaign for health and health improvement.…

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Added by Alivia Shorter on April 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

EVENTS: Health Career Planning Workshop and Job Search Webinars

No matter where you are in your educational and career path—in college, in the job market, or seeking advancement—there are important steps you can take now to increase your preparation and competitiveness. You never know when an opportunity will come your way, so why not plan now?

We will be hosting several upcoming events to help you do just that.…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 26, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Changing the Health Mindset

I attended Health Career Connection‘s alumni conference in Berkeley a few weekends ago and was so inspired by all of the amazing work my colleagues are doing.

My peers are at the forefront of a changing landscape, leading public health initiatives and lowering health disparities.

It’s a wonderful time to be working in the healthcare industry, as it finally feels like the tide has turned. The health mindset in America is shifting from…

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Added by Stanley Quan on February 7, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Overcome Your Networking Fears

“When you are uncomfortable you are about to grow” – Jack Kornfield

Networking can seem scary and uncomfortable. This is true for most people—students, professionals, academics, and even experts in the field can feel intimidated by networking.

I recently facilitated a Networking Workshop at the 2013 Dia De Los Muertos Pre-Health Conference, hosted by…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Pursuing Graduate School Programs in Health

If you're thinking about applying to graduate school, it's important to develop an action plan that supports your authentic health career path, and supports your professional goals and interests. 

Over the last few months, MyHCN hosted a series of webinars on preparing for graduate school. If you missed any of our webinars, no worries. You can view all of them here, at your own convenience.…

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Added by Alivia Shorter on November 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

National Pre-Health Conference and Future of Public Health

On Oct 12, I attended and presented at the 11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference. It supported university, community college, post-bac, and high school students in their pursuit of health careers. Graduate programs in health from across the country attended this event, including representatives and admissions specialists from schools such as public health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and much more. This was also a great…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 22, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Becoming an Effective Global Health Professional

I recently attended a summit in Washington DC on the future of the American Global Health Professional.  Leaders from top global health organizations discussed future workforce needs and how to recruit and train the next generation of effective global health professionals.  There are many exciting career opportunities in global health. If you are considering a global health career you should be aware of the characteristics and skills that experts believe will help you succeed. According to a…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 8, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

Take Action this Fall: MyHCN Webinars and Course to Advance your Health Career and Graduate School Plans

As summer winds down and school ramps up it is important to continue pursuing the health career and graduate education options that best suit you.

For those of you returning to school, be sure to make  priority time on top of your courses to work on your career preparation, job search or graduate school plans. From my experience working with thousands of students, the earlier you start and…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on September 3, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Dia de los Muertos

Hello everyone, 

I'm a Coachella Valley Intern and I'm happy to announce that I'm  currently working to organize the 8th Annual Dia de los Muertos event that will be held on November 1st, 2013  in downtown Coachella. Raices Cultura has been working arduously to create opportunities for artistic…
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Added by Anselmo Montez on August 19, 2013 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Great opportunity from Riverside County Regional Medical Center and UCR School of Medicine

** Now Accepting Applications **

UCR School of Medicine & Riverside County Regional Medical Center…

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Added by Angela Reyes on August 15, 2013 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

2 Great Programs to Gain Experience

So I know lately there has been a lot of talk about getting work experience before graduate school.  In Jeff’s earlier blog, “10 Strategies for Getting Work Experience in the Health Field before Graduate School”, strategy #8 talks a little about joining programs that are great for getting professional, work, and life experiences.  But most importantly the work that you do with these programs, whether it is nationally or internationally, is just immense-- your ability to make change and touch…

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Added by Paulina Flores Jimenez on August 8, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Rain or Shine stay highly motivated

Dorian Inzunza, Gisele Osuna, and I, Jesse Espinoza, make a great team, and motivate each other.  Our preceptor has given us free range to go out and use our creative abilities, and I believe its because our high level of motivation.  We went out from business to business in the city of Coachella last week, and it started to rain.  Instead of calling it a day,…

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Added by Jesse Espinoza on July 30, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

10 Strategies for Getting Work Experience in the Health Field before Graduate School

In my last blog I emphasized the importance of getting work experience prior to graduate school. Many of you responded with comments acknowledging the importance but asking great questions like:

  • How do I get meaningful experience with a only a bachelor’s degree when most jobs require a masters?
  •  What kind of paid experience are graduate schools looking for?

These dilemmas have been around for many years. Fortunately there are several proven strategies that…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on July 30, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Youth Summit in Salinas California

La Cultura Cura, BHC, HCC interns, Sunstreet Centers, hold the first youth summit today. This was an amazing experience since we got the opportunity to see our future leaders working all together to make change in our community. Even though recent events in our area of high violence our youth leaders want to move beyond the violence and make a positive change for a better tomorrow.I want to thank everyone that got involved to show that together we can make a difference.

Added by Raul Damien Tapia on July 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming MyHCN Webinar with Jeff Oxendine: Hot Health Careers

Are you considering a career in health? 

Still unsure what careers are out there? 

Trying to discover which health career paths best suit you? …



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Added by Alivia Shorter on July 22, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Feedback for today's workshop in Northern California

Dear HCC Interns and Staff,

I hope this is an appropriate place to post this. Today's Life and Career Planning Workshop for Northern California was so inspirational and truly life changing. I learned so much about myself and what areas of my life need improvement and direction. Thank…

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Added by Stephanie Huerta on July 19, 2013 at 10:46pm — 2 Comments

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Coaching services are now available to you build and navigate your authentic health career plan. 

If you are currently applying to graduate programs, we can help you with your Statement of Purpose! We offer a range of review services, including:

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HCC & ASPPH Co-Hosted Graduate School Webinar | Weds, Dec. 6, 12pmPST/3pmEST

Started by Janet Umenta Nov 29. 0 Replies

Interested in applying to graduate schools for public health?HCC has partnered with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to provide you expert advice on the application process and share tips and tricks for building a…Continue

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