Healthcare and Clinical Research

The Healthcare and Clinical Research Career Community focuses on the science of healing for humans and animals alike, including the research, treatment, and prevention of physical and mental illness on a local and global scale. Members of this career community have a wide range of career interests that include the promotion of health, caring for the ill, addressing public safety and health concerns, as well as working with domesticated animals and their owners as a practitioner of veterinary medicine.  This community includes information for students who are on pre-health tracks including pre-med, pre-vet and other pre-professional tracks in healthcare.

Careers in Healthcare and Clinical Research include, but are not limited to:

Sample of Possible Pathways
Allopathic Medicine (MD) Art Therapy Chiropractics
Dentistry Genetic Counseling Pharmacy
Medical Illustrator Naturopathic Medicine (ND) Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics Occupational Therapy (OT) Optometry
Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Physical Therapy (PT) Physician’s Assistant (PA)
Podiatry Public Health Veterinary Medicine
Psychologist Social Work Pharmaceutical Scientist

Connect with the Denison Alumni with experience in Healthcare, Clinical Research and related fields. These Career Launch Volunteers are willing and ready to talk to you about a variety of career topics. Please note, if you do not have a Wisr account, you will need to make one!

Connect with Alumni on LinkedIn as well in Healthcare, Clinical Research, and related fields.  If you need a reminder about how to utilize LinkedIn and Network with Confidence, click here!

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Student Perspective: Studying for the MCAT using the free Kaplan course

The idea of studying for the MCAT was always something very daunting to me. I didn’t know when or how to start studying and I knew that I probably wouldn’t be able to afford to buy an MCAT prep course, …

By Fernanda Aiala
Fernanda Aiala Peer Career Fellow: Healthcare and Clinical Research
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Alumni Spotlight: David Allen, MD

Name:  David Allen
Denison Graduation Year:  Class of 2016
Denison Major:  Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry
Professional Degree Type:  MD from Ohio State College of Medicine
Contact Me:  Feel free to text/call at 614-477-8477 …

By Sara Stasko
Sara Stasko Senior Associate Director
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4 ways to utilize your winter break for career success!

Winter break is upon us, and there is no better time to plan for your future! Outlined below are a few things that you can do throughout the break if you are looking to plan your summer or any other …

By Esme Wright
Esme Wright Peer Career Fellow: Healthcare and Clinical Research
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Alumni Spotlight: Tommy McMaster ’19

Introduction and current role:

My name is Thomas (Tommy) McMaster. I was a history major, class of 2019. At Denison, I was involved in Varsity Men’s Lacrosse, Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company, DCGA, and DCA.

I am a fourth year medical …

By Ashley Strausser
Ashley Strausser
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Take your time: Why it’s ok to take a gap year before graduate school

A gap year (years) is a break between college and graduate or professional school. More and more we hear about students taking a gap year before continuing their education, but there are still a few misconceptions and misunderstandings about why …

By Fernanda Aiala
Fernanda Aiala Peer Career Fellow: Healthcare and Clinical Research
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Do you want to be an engaging speaker? In this audio-only course from How to Be Awesome at Your Job,…

Exploring the Top Entry-Level Jobs in Healthcare

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Are you interested in pivoting into a career in healthcare? Instructor Christine Alexander introduces ten high-demand, entry-level jobs in healthcare…

Project Management: Healthcare Projects

Bob McGannon
View Bob’s LinkedIn Newsletter Healthcare projects have their own unique set of needs and challenges, including privacy concerns and regulatory…

Designing Big Data Healthcare Studies, Part One

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Even if you have a strong grasp of statistics and informatics, you also need to understand epidemiology and basic study…

Designing Big Data Healthcare Studies, Part Two

Monika Wahi
To perform accurate healthcare data analysis, you need to understand epidemiology and basic study design—covered in part one of this…

The Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health, with Barton Poulson (2018)

Barton Poulson
Data analytics plays an increasingly pivotal role in how we go about managing our healthcare systems and our own personal…

Understanding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is essential in many workplaces. Healthcare, construction, and manufacturing professionals use PPE regularly, but COVID-19…

Using Public Health Data Sources

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Certain events bring big data into the public eye. During the COVID-19 pandemic, an extensive amount of data has been…

Using Public Health Dashboards

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Certain events bring big data into the public eye. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an extensive amount of data from…

Additional Support Resources

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of …

Explore this curated list of opportunities for students in the healthcare and clinical research community!

Vault Guides

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

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