Explore Health Careers newsletter

Explore Health Careers Update

It’s a New Year: Time to Apply for Financial Aid and Look for 2011 Summer Enrichment Opportunities

According to the College Board, three-quarters of full-time college students receive some form of financial aid. At some point during your education, you may need to apply for financial aid. Changes in student aid provisions passed in 2010 will affect the application process. ExploreHealthCareers wants you to be informed, ready, and prepared. Learn more about Changes in Financial Aid (Part I) of a two-part article series.

Being prepared means making plans ahead of time – like how you plan to spend your summer to enhance your exposure in the health professions. One way to gain valuable exposure and experience is to participate in a summer enrichment program. Some programs offer a stipend, round-trip airfare to and from the program, and free housing. Three Pre-health Enrichment Opportunities for Summer 2011 are featured that provide opportunities to explore and discover the fields of veterinary medicine, dentistry, and optometry.

Participation in an enrichment program can help you develop and nurture long-lasting relationships. Finding someone who can mentor and inspire you to achieve your career goals increases your chances of success. Learn more about The Importance of Mentoring.

While you’re on ExploreHealthCareers:

  • January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Did you know that an Optometrist can screen for glaucoma? As a result of enhanced education and training, optometrists can screen, treat, and manage glaucoma in 49 out of 50 states? Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system.
  • What is a Dosimetrist? One way to treat certain types of cancer is through radiation therapy. Although radiation can help shrink a tumor, it can also damage healthy tissues and organs. Medical Dosimetrists ensure that radiation treatment does the most good with the least harm to the patients.
  • If you love art and science, Medical Illustration may be the career for you. Medical Illustrators are professional artists with extensive training in medicine, science, communication, and technology. They have the medical scientific knowledge to grasp complex scientific information and transmit the essence into a succinct visual message that is accurate, educational, and beautiful.

As always, we appreciate your interest in EHC and love hearing from you. If you have any questions or feedback regarding EHC, please let us know.


The EHC Team

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