NEWPORT NEWS, VA SEPTEMBER 08, 2015 Although the latest projections show that the rate of job increases in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (STEM) over the next five to seven years will outstrip rate increases in non-STEM positions, Dr. Aaron Smith, author of “Awakening Your STEM School,” says that the country may not be able to meet the demand for the larger job-ready workforce unless communities focus on improving STEM education and attracting more students to science, technology, engineering and math. “We’re just not inspiring enough of our students to consider careers in … [Read more...]
PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair
ST. LOUIS, MO AUGUST 18, 2015 The PracticeMatch Career Fair will take place Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center, 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030. More than 50 hospitals, clinics and groups with career opportunities will be attending from across the country. All specialties will be represented. Attendees will enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and raffle prize drawings. Leslie Thompson, Director of Career Fairs for PracticeMatch says “Houston is an ideal location to hold a career fair event. In the metropolitan area there are close … [Read more...]
How do you know if medical school is right for you?
With Outliers in Medicine recently published, and lots of students coming in and out of our office to be mentored by author Dr. John Shufeldt about medical school and becoming a doctor, we thought we'd continue to update you on the best resources for finding out if a career in medicine is right for you. Our six doctors hit the nail on the head in their interviews, featured in Outliers in Medicine, but we also love to hear from other people on the path to medical school or who are currently in medical school, as well as those who have recently become a physician! We found Dr. Andrea Tooley's … [Read more...]
Leadership Lessons for Every Career Focus and Major
Schools, self-help books, blog posts and social media, are full of neatly defined steps to leadership. For example, I was browsing through a popular online business publication yesterday and as I scrolled down, I read, “The Top 10 Qualities that Make a Great Leader” and “Top 100 Inspirational Quotes.” We are drawn to headlines like these because we hope they will help provide parameters that allow us to get from our starting point to our end goal. We know it will be hard but we hope someone can make leadership easy for us- and reframe it as a neat and tidy final destination. Take … [Read more...]
Do something with the chance YOU’ve been given…From a US Veteran
As I pore over the powerful words of an outlier we recently interviewed for the upcoming book Outliers in Medicine, I get a bit misty eyed thinking that he recently passed, and all that he accomplished in his lifetime. He was the grandfather of a colleague here at the Outlier Series, and as soon as we heard stories about Dr. Cromer- his service to our country as a US Veteran, his 60 years practicing as a family physician, his involvement in the community, the American Medical Association, the Antigo Unified School Board, and more Dr. Shufeldt immediately asked if we could secure an interview … [Read more...]
Top Reasons to Put Down your Device and Pick up a Book.
How long has it been since you sat down and read a book? Facebook posts, celebrity teen gossip articles and the back of your cereal box don’t count! Books, whether in eBook or print format, are an escape from reality. They provide adventure, evoke passion, and build relationships with characters all at the turn of a page. A 30 minute escape per day can even prevent years of therapy (keep reading for more on that)! In the age of Google, Twitter and Wiki-answers, we think the answer to life’s questions should fit in a paragraph or 140 character limit, but reading books is a great way to … [Read more...]