What to do with an MD

by Ifrah Hassan An MD can enable an individual to pursue a variety of professions, many of which are unknown to current undergraduate students. Teaching is one possible avenue for medical school graduates.  The prospect of teaching at an undergraduate level or at medical schools is attractive for clinical physicians…

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Physician Assistant Overview

by Gurleen Chadha Ask students about jobs available in the health field and there will likely be all the standard answers: doctor, dentist and pharmacist. However, these are far from all-encompassing; while being a doctor, a dentist, or a pharmacist is great career, there are numerous other positions available for…

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Anesthesiology

 by Emily He Anesthesiologists are physicians trained to deliver anesthesia and monitor the safety of patients during surgery. This means they play an an integral role in the surgical process, not only during the surgical procedure, but before and after by alleviating pain and ensuring overall safety. Dr. Steven M.…

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Healthcare Studies Minor

The new Health Care Studies minor is a collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine at USC to prepare students for navigating a career within the health care system. Assistant Dean for Pre-Health Undergraduate Studies Stuart Swadron stated that the niche of health care professionals nowadays involves much more than…

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Physician Assistant vs. Others

by Christine Lee  Pre-health students who are interested in treating patients but are concerned about the time commitment and intensity of medical school may be interested in becoming physician assistants (PAs). Physician assistant programs typically last two years, and students can obtain the title of Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) without undergoing…

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