We're happy to have Sophie To with us for the MyHCN Insider Look! Sophie To completed her Health Career Connection internship at North Carolina Community Health Center Association. She was offered a full-time position there as a data analyst and is currently working on her Master's in Public Health at Yale University. Sophie shares her journey into graduate school and how working for a year helped her when applying to graduate school.
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By Neha Sharma and Janet Umenta
Special Guest Dean Marlyn Delva
Applying to graduate school is an exciting and transformative milestone in your career pathway. Naturally, this decision doesn’t come without a number of questions. If this sounds like you, perfect! Having questions means you’re headed in the right direction when it comes to choosing your…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on December 6, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
On November 1, 2017, MyHealth Career Navigator founder and Associate Dean at UC Berkeley School of Public Health Jeffrey Oxendine hosted a webinar on how to strengthen your applications to public health graduate school programs. The deadline to apply to graduate programs in public health via the…Continue
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There are so many Master’s and Doctoral programs in public health to choose from; you want to make sure you are applying to schools that fit your interests and will best prepare you for future employment. With graduate school being such a substantial time and financial commitment, here are tips for choosing which public health graduate school programs to apply to.
Reflect on Your Work Experience
Public health is such a big field,…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on October 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
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.
Secondary application essays will range from asking you specific questions…
Added by Janet Umenta on October 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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 applicants.
1. Write Down Your Goals and…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on September 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Helen Harrison on April 9, 2017 at 8:23pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Helen Harrison on March 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Helen Harrison on April 8, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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, “…Continue
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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
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…
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on July 11, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 3, 2016 at 5:19pm — 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
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