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The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIN groups, and browse additional job board postings.  Remember to also search LinkedIN and QuakerNet to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!

We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by major.

Featured Articles

Pre-health Prep: Shadowing vs. Clinical Volunteering


Many pre-health students wonder what the difference is between shadowing and clinical volunteering, as well as how much of these experiences they before applying to professional school.  Here’s a quick take:

Shadowing is observing a medical professional at work in …

By Carol Hagan
Carol Hagan Senior Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Carol Hagan
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Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants – The Hot Jobs of Healthcare

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How many times have you visited a doctor’s office, urgent care, or hospital and received treatment by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant? Chances are high that it was more than a few times. This is not a surprise …

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The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare

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Anyone who has ever had to look for a job is very familiar with the phrase “applicant must have good communication skills.” In fact, most organizations would likely list effective communication as one of the biggest challenges they face. …

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Pre-Med Podcast Episodes to Add to Your Playlist

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I love a good podcast.  It bears repeating, I love a good podcast.  I have had to control my emotions when listening in public spaces because I’m prone to outbursts of laughter and my facial expressions betray when I’m shocked …

By Ariana Alexander
Ariana Alexander Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Ariana Alexander
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Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program


Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The PMF Class of 2020 application is open as of Thursday, October 3rd  and the application deadline is Thursday, October 17th at 12pm EST.

More information about the Class of 2020 Application can be found

By Marianne Lipa
Marianne Lipa Career Advisor, Graduate Students & Postdocs Marianne Lipa
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Career Resources

Interest in environmental health and the need for increased research in this field has steadily grown during the past decade. …


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