“What I'm not clear on is what I'd actually do with a degree in public health”. . . This is a sentiment I hear pretty frequently in my line of work. A Masters in Public Health leads to a wide variety of career options, so wide that students often have a hard time imagining their future professional lives . . .
If you’re planning to apply to law school next year – or at any time in the future – one looming hurdle likely stands in between you and that all-star application: the LSAT. The LSAT is one of the most important pieces of your law school application, if not THE most important piece. Why is that, you might ask?
So, you think you want to go to law school. If you don’t know which courses to take during your time at F&M, you are not alone. Many pre-law students find themselves at a loss when they are trying to select courses or decide upon a major. Because there is no required coursework for law school – like there is for medical school – pre-law students are often left without much (or any) guidance when selecting their undergraduate courses. Rest assured, if you choose an area of study that interests and challenges you, you will put yourself in a good position for success in law school and beyond. Below are some points to think about as you consider the right academic path for you.
Summer is an ideal time for college students to garner some specialized experience that will help them to both identify fields of interest and stand out on their resume or graduate school application. For students considering applying to law school, legal internships are an ideal way to learn about the legal field and determine if it is, in fact, a fit. Before you decide to search for a legal internship, however, here are a few things to consider . . .
At the center of nearly all of Dr. Ofri’s work is the doctor-patient relationship. It is a common thread running from her most recent book, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine, and you can follow it back through her other titles as well (Incidental Findings, Medicine in Translation, Singular Intimacies). It is in fact the reason we place Dr. Ofri among a small, unique class of “doctor-writers,” writers who both criticize and celebrate the complexities of clinical medicine and remind us—quite powerfully—that caring is a big part of curing . . .
The United States Constitution guarantees many individual rights: the right to speak freely, the right to assemble, the right to freely exercise one’s religion, and the right to keep and bear arms, to name a few. But does it guarantee individuals the right to privacy in their geographic movements? According to recent Supreme Court and Pennsylvania Superior Court decisions, it does in certain circumstances . . .
Let’s see, what do I want to say about grades? Hmmm . . . A better question might be, what don’t I want to say? Or better yet, what should I say and what should I keep to myself? There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t engage in a discussion with pre-health students about grades. Some professors think pre-health students are overly grade-conscious. Not entirely true. In my office, I see the overly, the underly, and the in-between. When it comes to grades, no two pre-health students are alike. Kind of like the snowflakes falling outside my window as I write this . . .
Winter break is here . . . Between naps and meals and spending time with your family and friends, you might find these glimpses into medicine interesting, even moving.
Should you use winter recess to recharge your intellectual batteries and catch up on sleep after (hopefully not) too many overnighters studying for finals? Certainly. Should you capitalize on this time to secure summer internships and post-graduate employment while unfettered by academic and extracurricular commitments. Absolutely! Here are some ways you can use winter recess to secure that coveted opportunity.
Winter break is coming . . . a chance to catch up on sleep, beat siblings at games of Wii and grandparents at gin rummy (or vice versa!), reconnect with friends from high school, and hopefully enjoy some home-cooked meals. At my house, I’ll be getting frustrated over tangled strings of holiday lights, getting the inexplicable need to watch football out of my system, and getting excited for Santa’s arrival with my seven-year-old son. My pre-health advisor hat will be hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that I’ll be suitably refreshed by the time I put it back on in 2014. It did occur to me this morning, however, that the break might also be a good time to do some things you haven’t had time to do during the semester. Pre-health things . . .