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Health Professions in the News: Local Public Health a Career Path for Medical Students

U.S. News & World Report (October 21, 2015)

Public health touches all parts of life, exemplified by the Ebola outbreak and in Baltimore with the swift response and coordination of resources to dispense life-sustaining medications in the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray?. Public health is responsible for the inspections and reporting...

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Health Professions in the News: A win-win: home health aide training program creates better care for patients, better jobs for workers

Brookings Institute (November 10, 2015)

One of the implications of the U.S.’s aging population is increasing demand for long-term care.  Occupations such as personal care aides, nursing assistants, and home health aides all have strong projected job growth.  And yet, although these direct care positions are foundational to providing high...

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Health Professions in the News: Hospitals still lead in healthcare job growth

Modern Healthcare (October 2, 2015)

The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month. Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month. Hospitals have created over 117,000 jobs in the first nine months of this year alone. Read the full story here...

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Health Professions in the News: Greenbrier Students with Interest in Medical Field Have Great Opportunity

The Cabin (February 6, 2016)

Every summer high school students in Arkansas have put on surgical scrubs or lab coats at Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and community hospitals in order to learn more about health careers. The Medical Application of Science for Health...

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Health Professions in the News: Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

Modern Healthcare (June 17, 2017)

There continues to be concern that the U.S. just doesn't have enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges earlier this year predicted that physician demand will continue to outpace supply. It's the third year in a row that AAMC has made the assessment. The group projects that the...

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Health Professions in the News: The Rise in Retail Clinics Means More Jobs for NPs

Health eCareers (August 26, 2015)

Since 2006, there has been a movement afoot in U.S. healthcare that's impossible to ignore. Across the country, in pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens and big-box retailers like Target and Walmart, convenient care clinics (also known as retail clinics) are opening up in greater numbers. About 1...

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Health Professions in the News: To Ensure The Doctor Is Always In, New Panel Tackles Health Worker Shortage

California Healthline (August 23, 2017)

Health and education leaders across California have joined forces with business and labor leaders to address workforce shortages in health care. The new group aims to create a blueprint for policymakers. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: 10 Real Costs of Hiring a New Physician

Health eCareers (November 30, 2017)

When John Bender, M.D., started his private family medicine practice in Colorado in 2002, he worked with one other employee and one computer. Miramont Family Medicine now has 75 employees, including seven physicians with four partners, keeping busy in four locations in the state. Now comfortably staffed...

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Health Professions in the News: Infographic: America's Physician Assistants

Health eCareers (February 23, 2018)

What are the top PA specialties? Where do they practice? Are they happy in their careers? Is there a high demand for PAs? How much do they make? What are the top-paying states for PAs? What's happening with PA prescribing authority? Find out in this infographic, America's Physician Assistants. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: Career Exploration: 4 Interesting Degrees in the Medical Field

Health eCareers (October 20, 2017)

Few industries need workers more than the medical field, and there are many career opportunities even if you don’t want to be a doctor or a nurse. Here are four degrees that can get you a job in healthcare – without going to med school. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Program Tackles California’s Crippling Shortage of Spanish-Speaking Doctors

California Health Report (December 4, 2017)

Her whole life, Isabel Gonzalez dreamed of becoming a doctor. In her native Spain, she was the first person in her family to attend medical school. For nine years, she trained intensively, finally reaching her goal of becoming a primary care physician. Then she moved to California with her American...

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