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Welcome to the Health Professions Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore resources to help you build your career and beyond.

Please view our Suggested Reading List for Pre-Health Enrichment as a resource for literary engagement with health-related topics such as ethics and values in medicine, culture and medicine, and the healthcare system.

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Osteopathic Medicine – What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a Name?”

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

[Editor’s Note: this piece is reprinted with permission from American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. It originally appeared in the February 2014 “From the President” column in AACOM’s monthly Inside …

By Darwin Pappas-Fernandes
Darwin Pappas-Fernandes
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Recent breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research provide hope for patients

Recent breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research provide hope for patients was originally published on aamc.org/news
While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

Lori Weiss, 65, …
By Bridget Balch
Bridget Balch
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Why eliminating race-conscious admissions will hurt medical school students

Why eliminating race-conscious admissions will hurt medical school students was originally published on aamc.org/news
The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population. That has implications not just for the future …
By Michael Walls, DO, MPH et. al
Michael Walls, DO, MPH et. al Why eliminating race-conscious admissions will hurt medical school students
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APHA-led program working to build a more diverse health workforce

APHA-led program working to build a more diverse workforce was originally published at publichealthnewswire.org, by .

Public health students and young professionals from underrepresented backgrounds are getting a career boost and helping to diversify the public health workforce at …

By Kayla Hup
Kayla Hup
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Featured Courses

AFAM 299 / SISP 299 – Medicine and Healing in the Black Atlantic

This course examines the ways in which Black people have conceived of health, healing, and the body since 1500. Readings,…

SISP 262 – Cultural Studies of Health

Nothing is more fundamental to the human condition than our most basic right–the right to healthy life. Tragically, this right…

PSYC 259 – Discovering the Person

This course surveys major developments in psychology and psychiatry from 1860 to the present. Through readings and lectures, the course…

HIST 316 – History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Islamicate World

A survey of major turning points, debates, and socio-political context of the history of science, medicine, and technology in the…

COL 200 / ENGL 200 – The Narratives of Illness and Recovery

This course provides a detailed examination of primarily first-person accounts of illness and recovery. The focus will be on narratives…

BIOL 373 / NS&B 373 – Exploring the Brain-Body Interface: The Neuroscience of Basic Survival

Basic survival depends on the brain’s regulation of fundamental behaviors and physiological pathways, such as eating, drinking, breathing, digestion, cardiac…

BIOL 106 – The Biology of Sex

This course is featured as a general education course within the Department of Biology. Serving to complement courses currently offered…

MB&B 223 / BIOL 223 – The Molecular Basis of Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by unregulated cell growth and tissue invasion. This course will focus on the…

PSYC 347 – Science of Suicide Risk & Prevention

This course will explore the science of suicide research, prevention, and intervention. Topics will include terminology, epidemiology, historical and contemporary…

ECON 308 – Healthcare Economics

In this course, we examine the United States healthcare system in some detail, with some attention to useful international comparisons.…

SOC 259 – Cultural Studies of Health

Nothing is more fundamental to the human condition than our most basic right–the right to healthy life. Tragically, this right…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

COL 278 / SISP 278 – Medicine: An Artful Science or Scientific Art? Physician Writers Since 1900

In this seminar we will read physician authors since 1900 who have bridged the divide between the sciences, the social…

BIOL 357 / NS&B 357 / FGSS 357- Sex and Gender: From Synapse to Society

From movies like Think Like a Man to songs like “God Made Girls,” from federal policies to gender reveal parties,…

BIOL 173 / ENVS 260 – Global Change and Infectious Disease

This course will cover how human demands upon the environment have come back to bite us through infectious diseases. The…

PSYC 361 – The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

This seminar offers a social psychological analysis of different forms of prejudice and discrimination, including racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, heterosexism, and…

CSPL 224 – Public Health, Migration, and Human Rights

How do human rights principles apply to the public health challenges faced by migrant populations? What is the situation of…

CSPL 314 / SISP 315 / SOC 315 – The Health of Communities

Our focus will be on understanding the role of social factors (e.g., income, work environment, social cohesion, food, transportation systems)…

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