Virtual Interviews in Health Professions

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Amid pivoting to the remote environment, many students may be wondering how to best prepare for virtual interviews. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has developed Tips for Medical School Applicants. We hope the information helps you navigate through …

By Laurie Coppola
Laurie Coppola Senior Associate Director Laurie Coppola
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Creative Careers

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Creative Careers span multiple industries that share elements such as non-traditional hiring patterns, a heavy reliance on networking and relationship building, an association with creative practice or discipline, and a variety of freelance or entrepreneurial potentials.

Our Common Good & …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Inequity and Racism in Health Care

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In June 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), with endorsement of other health associations, published a Statement on Police Brutality and Racism in America and Their Impact on Health.  The statement begins by saying:

“For too long, racism …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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Looking for advice on how to prepare and study for the MCAT?

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The general advice that I give on preparing for the MCAT is to put time in studying for the exam up-front. You want to go into this process with the goal of taking the exam once, while it is okay …

By Laurie Coppola
Laurie Coppola Senior Associate Director Laurie Coppola
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International Development and NGO

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International Development (ID) focuses on improving the welfare of a community or communities at a global level. Areas of international development include foreign aid, governance, disaster relief, microfinance, humanitarian aid, gender equality, healthcare, and infrastructure, peace and conflict resolution, and …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Foundations and Philanthropy

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Philanthropy is the act of generosity associated with giving money, property, goods, time and services to charitable causes and institutions with the intention of improving the well-being of humanity. Foundations are organizations established to disperse funds to support charitable causes …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Economic Development and Social Enterprise

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Social Enterprise

Social enterprises are businesses that simultaneously have two goals: to create social impact, and to make a profit. Social entrepreneurs apply market-based strategies and business models towards a social mission to serve populations in need through innovation. They …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Advocacy and Community Organizations

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Many organizations in the social sector advocate on a macro/micro level regarding a particular issue or right of an individual or group. A sampling of issues include equal access to education, human trafficking, conservation of forests, worker and employment rights, …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Interviewing for the Health Professions

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A personal interview precedes health professional school admission. This interview is a social interaction as well as an evaluation of you and your preparation and suitability for the practice of medicine.

Important to admissions committees are motivation, maturity, empathy, enthusiasm, …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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