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Tips For Preparing Your Secondary Applications For Medical Schools

The secondary applications for medical school is a chance to expand on your personal story and convince the admission committee that you can contribute to their school. Here are tips for preparing your secondary applications.

Don’t Overthink



Secondary application essays will range from asking you specific questions…

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Added by Janet Umenta on October 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top Tips for College Students, Graduate School and Job Applicants on Making The Most of The Fall Season

The end of summer signals a new school term and a renewed sense of purpose for taking the next step toward your authentic health career. Here are top tips on making the most out of this new season for college students, graduate school and job…

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Added by Janet Umenta on September 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Great Health Jobs You Can Get Right Out of Undergrad, and Where to Find Them

You are almost to the finish line of your college education. You have worked hard, sacrificed and may have incurred significant debt. You are ready to launch your career and get a job. Your family and everyone you speak to is asking what you are going to do and if you have a plan and job yet. If you are planning to attend graduate school, there are many advantages to working before you begin graduate or professional school (see out past blog post on…

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Added by Helen Harrison on April 9, 2017 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Behavioral Health Integration: Mental Health Joins Primary Care

You may have been hearing a lot about the need for more healthcare workers in the field primary care, a branch of medicine that provides generalized medical care to patients and plays a huge role in preventative care.

The American Academy of Family Physicians defines primary care as a patients’ “first point of entry into the healthcare system and as the continuing focal point for all needed healthcare services.” Family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology…

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Added by Helen Harrison on March 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Things You Need to Do Before You Graduate

This is your last semester of your undergraduate career. You are about to end one exciting chapter of your life, and begin another. Before you embark on your post-undergrad journey, here is a list of 5 things to take advantage of before you lose your student status that will give you a significant edge when applying for your first job, and for applying to graduate or professional programs in the future.

1) Gather a List of References…

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Added by Helen Harrison on April 8, 2017 at 3:00pm — No 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

Tips and Advice for a Successful Interview

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…

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Added by Alivia Shorter on February 26, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Networking 101

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Added by Kevin Beel on August 6, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mid-Summer Status Check to Get the Most Out of Your Summer

I hope you are all having enjoyable and productive summers. Summer is my favorite season and as usual it seems to be going by much too fast. To ensure that you are making the most out of your summer I encourage you to do a mid-summer status check. The purpose is to reflect on:  

  • what you have experienced and learned so far;

  • your progress relative to your…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on July 11, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Last Minute Tips to Improve Your Summer Internship Application

With the last of summer internship deadlines quickly approaching, you are most likely putting the finishing touches on your applications. As you do so, take a look at this list of tips for some last minute ways to make your application more competitive.

1)   The statement of purpose. Most applications require an…

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Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 3, 2016 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Making the Most of Your Winter Break: Secure a Summer Internship Now

 

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…

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Added by Sonthonax Vernard on December 17, 2015 at 5:48pm — No 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:

  • Coaching on your writing process and initial drafts
  • One-one-one advising
  • Reviewing your essay and providing feedback

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