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The Importance of Work Experience before Graduate School

In recent weeks multiple people have asked me “How important is it to have paid work experience prior to applying for graduate school?”  Interestingly, I have also had numerous health employers go out of their way to tell me that employees or graduate interns who have had meaningful work and life experience prior to graduate school are much more valuable, productive and impactful. In fact many feel so strongly about it that they plan to put even more emphasis on relevant work experience and…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on July 11, 2013 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Event in Sacramento State

I was wondering about the workshop at CSU Sacramento, I wanted more info if anybody knew about it. Thank You.

Added by William Rojas on July 10, 2013 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Suicide Prevention Training

Hey all! I'm interning with Santa Clara County in the Mental Health Department. My program is suicide prevention and I'm currently working to get as many people as possible to take this free 45 minute training online. This educational training will teach you how to identify the warning signs of someone who is suicidal, how to ask the right questions, how to get them to get help, and how to refer them to professional help. You must be 18 years of age and live or work in Santa Clara…

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Added by Amani Abdallah on July 3, 2013 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Action Required: 2013 HCC Midterm Reports & Internship Plan

Please complete the following surveys via the links provided by 11:59pm Sunday, July 7th, 2013



***Please note: ALL 2013 HCC interns must complete these surveys***

The first link is for the HCC 2013 Midterm Report:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Midterm_Report_2013





The second link is for the HCC 2013 Internship…

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Added by John Bosco Bui on July 2, 2013 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Justice run from Oakland Ca to Salinas Ca

It was a great pleasure to be part of something so rich and powerful. To see all the the people come together and run from one city to another to stop crime and poverty. The feeling will never go away I'm blessed to have been given the opportunity to be part of this healthier change in our communities. Thanks La Cultura Cura and Second Chance and HCC.

Added by Raul Damien Tapia on June 29, 2013 at 7:02pm — No Comments

The Making of a Physician: Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Success

I am at The California Wellness Foundation Annual Conference on Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions. It is a powerful conference where champions for health workforce diversity are honored, best practices are shared and there is tremendous networking among  passionate people doing the work. It is all about supporting people to achieve their health professions dreams and become the next generation of diverse health professionals.

I want to share with you insights from the…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on June 25, 2013 at 12:18pm — 2 Comments

What I'm to do with what I learned on my trip to BMoC conference in Santa Ana ?

Well we're back to salinas now and it feels so good to have gone down south with our preceptor and experience what we did. I feel rejuvenated and blessed to have been given the opportunity to be part of a bigger picture. I want to start right away sharing what I've learned and motivate people of my community. The fact that La Cultura Cura (culture cures). I want to thank HCC,BMoC,Second Chance,La Cultura Cura.

Added by Raul Damien Tapia on June 25, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

Salinas,Ca La cultura cura travels to Santa Ana for boys and men of color conference

Well here we are all the way from Monterey County to Santa Ana California making contact with other individual that want to make the same impact with helping and healing our communities. I'm blessed to be part of this big movement to help out communities come together and help in healing our wounds.

Added by Raul Damien Tapia on June 24, 2013 at 5:57am — 5 Comments

The Power of Informational Interviews

Whether you are a student, recent graduate, HCC intern (welcome!) or professional, informational interviews are a powerful way to advance your career and strengthen your network.  Informational interviews enable you obtain “information” about what people do, how they got there, their likes and dislikes, future outlook and the skills and credentials required for success. I always get at least one valuable “nugget” of personal or career insight from each interview that takes…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on June 8, 2013 at 9:29am — 6 Comments

Now is time to search for jobs and internships in the health field: 7 tips to enhance your success

Whether you are graduating soon, looking for experience, recently laid-off or just ready for a more fulfilling role, now is the time to increase and accelerate your job or internship search. Now is the time for many reasons:

  • It takes time:  a successful search often involves preparation, pursuing multiple sources and time to get to the right people and opportunities. It also involves some trial and error and setbacks. Employers don’t always make hiring…
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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on April 2, 2013 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

Welcome great North Carolina, Boston and New York students

Hello, It was great to meet you these past few days. I am inspired by your commitment to become health leaders and professionals who make important changes that strengthen our health system and the health of our communities. You are very impressive and are well on your way. Many of you are seeking information, opportunities and support to sucessfully navigate your health career and educational paths. My Health Career Navigator is designed to assist you and connect you to resources, services…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on March 2, 2013 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Where do you fit in the future of healthcare and public health?

In my over 30 years in the health field, I believe there is no more exciting time to be a health leader or professional or to be on your way to becoming one. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is accelerating toward providing coverage and access to quality care for millions in starting January 2014. At the same time, the way that we deliver care and keep people healthy is on the precipice of dramatic transformation. Technological advances, including the…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 16, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

Two Ways to Think Better

Do you own your career development?

I read a tweet recently, from Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) and he wrote me with this bit of advice: “@JasonWomack surround yourself with people who create value and distance yourself from value extractors.”…

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Added by Jason W. Womack on February 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Jeff Oxendine Recipient of 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

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…

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Added by Betial Asmerom on February 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Coaching: A Navigation Resource

How can you discover what your truly authentic health career is, and what’s the most fruitful way to get there? Along the way, how do you gauge -- by your own standards -- if you’re on the right path and know what would contribute to your greatest effectiveness and fulfillment?

Coaching can be a great resource for gaining this sort of insight and getting closer and closer to your ideal. In coaching, you work with a skillful thought partner to initially get clear about what’s most…

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Added by Eileen Blumenthal on February 2, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Popping the Bay Area Bubble

Just over a year ago, I faced a big decision. I had just graduated from UC Berkeley with bachelor’s degrees in Business and Public Health and finished up an HCC summer internship.

Sitting on the table was a job offer from Epic Systems, the leading electronic medical records company for large hospital systems. Pay and benefits were good, the job description fit my immediate career goals, and I’d get to travel.

The only thing really holding me back was the need to relocate to…

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Added by Stanley Quan on January 28, 2013 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

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

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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Added by Betial Asmerom on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Start the New Year with Hope, Intention and Action

Happy New Year! Regardless how you feel about making New Year’s resolutions, this time of the year provides an opportunity to mark endings and create new beginnings.  I encourage you to let go of things that don’t serve you well move forward with hope, intention and action.

“Hope is what motivates us to work hard and get things done. It’s the idea that something better will happen in the future because of what we do.” George Anderton

“Optimism is the faith…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on December 30, 2012 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

The Secret to a Fulfilling Career - Create Options!

I landed every single good job I’ve ever gotten and uncovered every single great professional opportunity by networking, or as I like to call it – opening up options. The easiest way to create those options is to meet as many people as you can throughout your life’s journey and tell them about yourself and what you’re interested in pursuing.

I’ve been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and many other universities. I…

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Added by Greg Hicks on December 2, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Combining Public Health and Medicine

I just returned from a convening at Harvard Business School of leaders in health management education from around the world. It included educators from schools of public health, medicine, business and global health from the US, China, South America, Mexico, Europe and India. It also included leaders from major consulting firms, health systems, and innovative health companies. The focus was on developing the modern curriculum for preparing the next generation of health leaders and innovators…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on October 6, 2012 at 8:44am — 4 Comments

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