International Volunteer Opportunities Give a Glimpse into Healthcare

By MidlevelU Contributor and Future MD Ritika Jain

This summer, for two weeks, I got the chance to join an international volunteer service organization, Volunteers Around the World, on a medical clinic trip to the Dominican Republic. The trip was a glimpse into my future profession and a humbling learning experience. Here's a recap. 

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Medical News NPs Can Use 8.1.15

Yay for Saturday! Today marks the first day of our official family summer vacation at the lake. So, naturally, I kicked off my morning by having last night's dessert leftovers for breakfast along with my coffee. The air is crisp, just cool enough to require a cozy sweatshirt, and Lake Michigan's waves glittering in the sun. Ahhhh... What do you have planned for the week? If you've got a little downtime, check out this week's news NPs can use. 

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Here's Why Your Resume Keeps Getting Lost in Cyberspace

Do you ever wonder what happens to your resume after you submit it to an employer online? Who is in charge of reviewing applicants for nurse practitioner positions? What kinds of things are they looking for? Online job applications are perhaps one of the more frustrating advances in career related technology. They leave nurse practitioners applying for positions without receiving any feedback as to if someone has received their submission much less as to why their resume was pitched into the virtual paper shredder

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10 Highest Paying Cities for Nurse Practitioners

If making money is your M.O. as a nurse practitioner, you've got plenty of job options. While some areas of the country are notoriously low paying, others deliver big when it comes to NP salaries. So, if pay is a serious consideration in your job search (as it should be), consider these locations for your next career transition. 

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Study Hacks for Nurse Practitioner Students

It’s that time of year again…yes, 'Back to School' is here. I love the fresh start feeling of fall, even  though my life as a student is long gone. The nostalgia of newly sharpened pencils and a fresh outfit and book bag never seems to fade. Back to school season is not only a time to make a few new wardrobe picks, it’s also an opportunity to set yourself up for academic success. What can you do differently this year to help you succeed? What clinical and classroom challenges await?

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