Top 20 Hospital Pinterest Accounts

Hospital SignEverybody is on Pinterest these days, including some of the nation’s top hospitals and hospital systems. If you think that following a hospital on Pinterest will mean that you have to sift through nothing but boring hospital policies, think again. The following hospitals and networks’ Pinterest accounts are anything but boring and we think that everyone would do well to follow them. Although many of the boards offer health and wellness tips, many of the accounts focus on fun facts, inspirational stories and goes behind-the-scenes into some of the most innovative surgical procedures.

  1. Mayo Clinic – The clinic’s Pinterest contains 20 boards with categories such as, diabetes, cancer care, pregnancy and cardiovascular and even a few boards which focus on health and wellness.
  2. The Cleveland Clinic – The Cleveland Clinic’s board is filled with interesting facts about the hospital and the medical industry.
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital Academy – Twelve boards featuring the standard medical-focused pins in addition to some interesting and fun boards, one of which is the Our Interest board.
  4. Phoenix Children’s Hospital – One of the largest children’s hospitals in the country. Their pediatric page has boards dealing with pediatric specialties in addition to a Fun and Fabulous board.
  5. Cooper University Health Care – New Jersey-based hospital contains a healthy mixture of health tips, fun facts and food.
  6. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – A heart-warming page which centers around facts, fun and children.
  7. Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boards focus on health and wellness, hospital innovations, research and more.
  8. Memorial Hermann – Their page is all about information. Their boards take users into the operating rooms of brain and heart surgery as well as other procedures.
  9. Nationwide Children’s Hospital – A whopping 57 boards make up Nationwide Children Hospital’s account, but most are focused on the holidays, recipes and children.
  10. Stanford Hospital – An easy and direct account. It has two boards, Nutrition & Fitness and Cardiovascular Care.
  11. Orlando Health – Orlando Health is a network and its account’s boards focus on the members located within their network.
  12. St. David’s Healthcare – A quick and easy account comprised of three boards, Nursery Ideas, Recipes and Health Tips.
  13. MD Anderson Cancer Center – Health, prevention and support is what MD Anderson’s boards are all about.
  14. Gwinnett Medical Center – The Atlanta-area hospital updates followers on everything there is to know about the hospital. P.S. check out the I Need, I Want board.
  15. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Targets, health & wellness and cancer, but followers should definitely check out their involvement in activities and charities.
  16. Newton-Wellesley Hospital – Short and simple one board targets people who were born at the hospital.
  17. Houston Methodist – Boards give details about the hospital as well as news, recipes and stories.
  18. University of Michigan Health System – Brings followers news, stories and hospital information.
  19. Walla Walla General Hospital – Their 24 boards completely encompass everything we need to live a healthy and fulfilling life and even offers inspiration.
  20. La Rabida Children’s Hospital – Introduces followers to the hospital’s doctors,history, services facility and more.

These hospitals demonstrate that Pinterest can be a fun way to reveal the inner-workings of some of the nation’s top hospitals. Which one is your favorite hospital Pinterst account?


Using LinkedIn to Find a Job

MP900448691Job searches have gone digital and more and more potential employees are opting to use networking as means to find a job. The most visible of the networking sites is LinkedIn. Although many people use LinkedIn simply to network, the site has many features which are quite conducive to finding jobs. However, a LinkedIn job search requires some work, which is why we have detailed tips to help potential employees find their next position through LinkedIn.

Update Profile

Employers use LinkedIn as much as prospects use the site. Thus, when employers are looking for their next hires, they will gravitate towards complete profiles with detailed employment histories. A rule of thumb to know if your profile would pass muster would be to ask yourself whether or not it gives a summary of who are you within the working world. If not, go back to the drawing board and try again.

Join LinkedIn’s Groups

Members can join up to 50 groups on the site and we strongly recommend that job seekers find and join 50 groups that pertain to their industry and the industry they would like to join. However, it is not enough to join a group. The best way to maximize visibility within a group is to participate in discussions, pose relevant questions and give advice. Participation is indexed which will allow you to show up in Google searches and make it easier for employers to find you on the site.

Find Job Openings

Utilizing the advanced search in the jobs tab is a must for job seekers. The jobs tab allows members to filter searches based on industry, education level, function, date and more, making it quite simple to quickly narrow down all but the most relevant results. However, that is not all. Groups have their own job search tab, which is why it is very important to join as many groups as possible. The jobs that are advertised in the groups are not advertised anywhere else on LinkedIn. Lower visibility plus industry-targeted jobs equals very favorable odds for prospective employees.

Increase Your Visibility

Adjust your privacy settings to enable you to appear in the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” tab. Nine times out of ten, if someone has viewed your profile, you will view theirs and vice versa. View their profiles to learn why they may have viewed you and then attempt to make a connection and become a member of the same groups that they joined.

Quick Tips:

  • Your photo should be appropriate for an executive profile, but don’t forget to smile.
  • Whenever you accomplish something write it down. If you wait until you update your resume or profile, you are bound to omit some crucial accomplishments and successes.
  • Ensure your privacy settings allow you to maximize your visibility.
  • Join a variety of groups (regional, professional, alumni, etc.) to become aware of multiple opportunities.
  • Search for jobs through LinkedIn’s main menu as well as within groups to increase employment opportunities.

Following these tips will greatly increase anyone’s chances of finding their next position through LinkedIn. Although it is a professional networking site, it contains a wealth of opportunities for job seekers to find their next position.


Top 50 Free Online Health Care Courses

Med SymbolThe pursuit for higher education can be a lengthy and expensive task. There are very few things that can exceed the feeling one gets when receiving the diploma that took an excess of funds, sleep and ramen noodles to achieve. Yet, what about people in the search for knowledge, but aren’t interested in receiving a diploma? Believe it or not, they can go to some of the top universities in the world for free.

There has been a surge in free e-courses on the Internet. These courses permit “students” to participate in a college course for free. Some of the colleges and universities that are participating in these free courses are MIT, Harvard and UC Berkeley in addition to some international universities from as far away as China.

What follows is our list of the 50 top free online health care courses that anyone with an Internet connection can attend.An Introduction to Global Health – The University of Copenhagen’s course gives students an overview of today’s most-visible health crises and how they have evolved over time.

An Introduction to Global Health – The University of Copenhagen’s course gives students an overview of today’s most-visible health crises and how they have evolved over time.

Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s course focuses on how we use metadata for many every day applications. Not health focused, but health care is becoming more and more reliant on technology, thus this course would be a strong suit for anyone interested in the administration side of health care.

Practical tips to improve Asian American participation in cancer clinical trials – Stanford University School of Medicine want students to learn how to enact change to garner more Asian Americans in cancer clinical trials.

Vaccines – The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine studies the history, science, benefits, controversy, risks and answer’s questions about vaccines.

Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences – The University of California San Francisco offers an overview of today’s contraceptive methods and the issues surrounding them.

Generation Rx: The Science Behind Prescription Drug Abuse – The Ohio State University course examines the rise of prescription drug abuse and the myths surrounding it.

Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life – MIT’s course takes students through biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA and more to unlock life’s secrets.

Take Your Medicine – The Impact of Drug Development – The University of Texas Austin’s course takes students through the steps involved into creating a drug and bringing it to the market.

Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries– Georgetown University explores the winners and losers of globalization and the cause and effects of globalization.

Introduction to Bioethics – The Georgetown University course takes students through moral dilemmas in the health, medicine and emerging technologies fields.

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials – Harvard introduces students to the scientific, statistical and ethical aspects of clinical trials.

Fundamentals of Neuroscience – Harvard University’s three-part course examines the structure and function of the central nervous system.

Neuronal Dynamics – Computational Neuroscience of Single Neurons – Edx course focuses on the brain’s neurons and their code.

Human Health and Global Environmental Change – Harvard University’s course teaches students of the parallels between environmental changes and human health.

The Challenges of Global Poverty(inactive course, but still available) MIT’s course examines the challenges of massive and persistent world poverty.

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices 1 – Science Leadership – A four-part series offered by Rice University that teaches students the skills they need to become a campus leader and enhance and promote scientific learning.

Health Informatics in the Cloud – Georgia Institute of Technology merges computing with health care delivery, public health and community-based clinical research.

Data Management for Clinical Research – Vanderbilt University’s course teaches critical concepts and practical methods to assist with data planning and information delivery.

Health for All Through Primary Health Care – Johns Hopkins examines why primary health care is the foundation of achieving health for all.

Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb – University of Pennsylvania’s course explores the anatomy of the upper limb in extensive detail.

An Introduction to Operations Management – The University of Pennsylvania’s MBA course teaches students how to analyze and improve business processes. A much needed skill in today’s health care.

Global Tuberculosis (TB) Clinical Management and Research – Johns Hopkins teaches how students can prepare, plan and deliver TB care within their communities.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Practices – The Stanford University School of Medicine teaches the preferred methods of antibiotic use.

Global Health – An Interdisciplinary Overview – The University of Geneva’s course focuses on today’s global health challenges.

Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System – This course from the University of Michigan examines the structure, accomplishments and shortcomings of the US health system.

Introduction to Pharmacy – The Ohio State University course introduces students to pharmacy’s history, practice, ethics and more.

Epidemics – The Dynamics of Infectious Diseases – Penn State University’s course details how infectious diseases appear, spread and can be controlled.

Care of Elders with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Major Neurocognitive Disorders – Johns Hopkins course assists health professionals with understanding the challenges of dementia care through all stages of the disorder.

Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities – The University of California San Francisco delves into the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology) – The University of Maryland’s course details how the foundations of genomics and biotechnology have wide-reaching implications.

Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach – This course by Johns Hopkins examines the principles of public health in relation to depressive disorder.

Saving Lives Millions at a Time: Global Disease Control Policies & Programs – The Johns Hopkins course looks at large swaths of communities to fight disease on a large scale.

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution – Duke University’s course that gives students an overview of evolution and genetics.

Computational Neuroscience – This University of Washington course teaches students hot to analyze, model and understand the brain’s cells and circuits.

Statistical Reasoning for Public Health: Estimation, Inference, & Interpretation – The Johns Hopkins course targets public health through the use of statistics.

Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health – The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill explores domestic and international public health through epidemiology.

Introduction to Systems Biology – Mount Sinai’s course introduces concepts of how cellular molecules merge to form systems and how they are used to make decisions on the cellular level.

Writing in the Sciences – Stanford University’s course teaches students how to become more effective and confident scientific writers.

Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach – How do the electrical impulses from our nerves, brain and heart work? Duke University’s course teaches students the answer to that question.

Chemistry: Concept Development and Application – Johns Hopkins introduces students to the basic chemical concepts of atomic and molecular structures.

A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior – The Duke University course examines irrational behavior and how to combat those problems.

Synapses, Neurons and Brains – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s course begins with neurons and ends with the future of brain research.

Medical Neuroscience – The neuroscience course offered by Duke University delves into the organization and physiology of the human CNS.

Drug Discovery, Development & Commercialization – The University of California San Diego explores the process of drug discovery, development and the issues faced when bringing a new drug to the market.

Community Change in Public Health – Johns Hopkins details the changes needed to improve and promote public health.

Introduction to Psychology – University of Toronto teaches students about their minds, behavior and uses important psychological experiments to provoke deep thought.

Analytical Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis – Rice University’s course teaches instrumental analysis to analyze chemistry.

Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science – University of Pennsylvania’s course teaches students about innovative methods in treating patients during cardiac arrest and the recovery period.

The Science of Safety in Healthcare – The Johns Hopkins course gives an overview of the basic principles of health care safety.

Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression – The University of Melbourne course covers gene expression and what happens when a faulty gene expression occurs.


Top Health Care Administration Internships

Med SymbolThe health industry revolves around internships and certain internships gives students a leg up in the health industry. Below you will find some of the most prestigious internships that are available to  students (from high school to graduate students) throughout the year or on a summer-only basis.

AIDS United The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship – Work to combat the devastating impact and spread of HIV and AIDS. The fellowship is available to undergrad and graduate students with an interest in public policy and government affairs in relation to HIV and AIDS.

The American Public Health Association – The association overs more than 10 paid and unpaid internships in various health sectors such as: Global Health, Public Health Policy, Communications and the Nation’s Health and more.

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Headquarters Internship Program – The 10-week summer program gives interns the opportunity to observe and participate in marketing, research and project management to further the program’s goals.

Clinton Foundation Intern Program – The internship is available for undergrads to graduate students that are interested in closing the global inequality gap through improving health and wellness, improving the economy, protecting the environment and changing the way we conduct business here and  in developing countries.

Mental Health America – Interns closely work with a supervisor to develop a plan to target the interns’ learning objectives. Then the interns receive work which seamlessly meshes their learning goals with the organization’s projects.

Merck – The Pharmaceutical giant offers two opportunities for top talent. A nine to 11 week internship or co-op assignment or The Merck Future Talent Program. The internship allows students to work on real-world assignments as opposed to the Future Talent Program’s participants have real-world study with the added benefit of social and professional events and receive competitive pay along with subsidized transportation and housing benefits for qualified applicants.

United Nation’s Internship Programme – Students with diplomatic dreams can be put on the fast track with a United Nation’s internship. Internships are exposed to the UN’s inner workings and high profile meetings. The UN allows interns to choose from eight duty stations (New York City, USA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Santiago, Chile, Beirut, Lebanon, Bangkok, Thailand, Vienna, Austria, Geneva, Switzerland and  Nairobi, Kenya), however, the intern must bear responsibility for all travel, living and housing expenses.

USAID Internship Programs – The organization offers six paid and unpaid internships for college undergraduates and graduates to study a wide range of topics.

University of Colorado Cancer Center Cancer Research Summer Fellowship –  High school and college undergrads are given 10 weeks to learn about the university’s clinics and labs at the University of Colorado Hospital, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Boulder and other health institutions in and around the Denver area.

World Health Organization Internship Programme – The WHO is a global juggernaut in the public health sphere and  rightfully so. Their internships are highly sought after and coveted and exceptional candidates can get their internships extended from the average six weeks to three months to six months.


Top 100 Health Care Twitter Users

Health care has been on everyone’s minds lately and quite naturally that concern has drifted into cyberspace. Fortunately, some of the top movers and shakers in health care are on Twitter and they have decided to bring their knowledge along with them. Their followers are able to learn about what is happening in all aspects of the industry which is why we crafted the top 100 list.

On our list you will find influencers from every sector of the health industry. Health care lawyers, policy makers, doctors, health and wellness buffs, celebrity doctors and a philanthropist, CEOs and presidents of insurance companies as well as health influencers from other parts of the globe have all been included on the list.

1. Amanda@LALupusLady

2. Andrew Lopez@nursefriendly

3. Andrew Spong@andrewspong

4. Anneliz Hannan@annelizhannan

5. AnneMarie Cunningham@amcunningham

6. Art Jones@ArtJones

7. Atul Gawande, M.D.@Atul_Gawande

8. Audun Utengen@audvin

9. Barbara Ficarra@BarbaraFicarra

10. Ben Dillon@benatgeo

11. Ben Goldacre@bengoldacre

12. Bertalan Meskó@Berci

13. Bill Gates@BillGates

14. Bob Coffield@bobcoffield

15. Brian Ahier@ahier

16. Brian Dolan@mobilehealth

17. Brian S. McGowan, PhD@BrianSMcGowan

18. Brian T. Edwards@HealthGrid

19. Bruce Broussard@BruceDBroussard

20. Bryan Vartabedian@Doctor_V

21. Chip Kahn@chipkahn

22. Chris Boyer@chrisboyer

23. Christian Sinclair@ctsinclair

24. Cindi Slater@CSlaterMD

25. Colin Hope-Murray@chopemurray

26. Colleen Young@colleen_young

27. Crystal Law@cryslaw

28. Cyndy Nayer@CyndyNayer

29. Dan Dunlop@dandunlop

30. Dana Lewis@danamlewis

31. Dave deBronkart@epatientdave

32. Dave Walker@drwalker_rph

33. David Dobbs@david_dobbs

34. David Harlow@healthblawg

35. Debbie Gordon@gordondeb

36. Drew Altman@DrewAltman

37. Elin Silveous@ElinSilveous

38. Farzad Mostashari, M.D.@Farzad_ONC

39. Gail Zahtz@GailZahtz

40. Gary Schwitzer@garyschwitzer

41. Gia Sison@giasison

42. Glen Gilmore@GlenGilmore

43. Glenn Lanteigne@GlennLanteigne

44. Greg Matthews@chimoose

45. Gregg Masters@2healthguru

46. Hisham Rana, M.D.@hrana

47. Howard Luks@hjluks

48. Jen Dyer MD, MPH@EndoGoddess

49. Jen McCabe@jensmaccabe

50. Jennifer Dennard@SmyrnaGirl

51. John Brownlee@clearJB

52. John Nosta@JohnNosta

53. Joseph Kvedar@jkvedar

54. Julie Bohlen@J_Bohlen

55. Justin Cohen@juscohen

56. Kamiya@kamiyamay

57. Kathleen Sebelius@Sebelius

58. Kevin Pho, M.D.@kevinmd

59. Kingshuk Das@kingshukdas

60. Leana S. Wen@DrLeanaWen

61. Lee Aase@LeeAase

62. Leonard Kish@leonardkish

63. Lisa Fields@PracticalWisdom

64. Lisa Gualtieri@lisagualtieri

65. M. Endemann@wissit

66. Mandi Bishop@MandiBPro

67. Marc Chasin@M_Chasin

68. Margo Milne@MargoJMilne

69. Mark Bertolini@mtbert

70. Mark Dimor@MarksPhone

71. Mark Ragan@MarkRaganCEO

72. Max Kringen@SanfordMax

73. Mehmet Oz, M.D.@DrOz

74. Mike Cadogan@sandnsurf

75. Natrice Reese@NatriceR

76. Nrip Nihalani@nrip

77. Olivier Laurent@coligane

78. Parag Vora@paragvr

79. Pascal Lardier@pascal_lardier

80. Pat Rich@cmaer

81. Patti Koblewski@ChronicPainGPS

82. Phil Baumann@philbaumann

83. Rann Patterson@RannPatterson

84. Reed Smith@reedsmith

85. Richard Duncan@CaptainAccess

86. Ritesh Patel@ritters90

87. Rob Halkes@rohal

88. Robert Ruth@RRuth_TSG

89. Saif Abed@Saif_Abed

90. Sandy Hubbard@SandyHubbard

91. Sanjay Gupta, M.D.@sanjayguptaCNN

92. Sarah Lindner@lindner_sarah

93. Shawn Riley@rilescat

94. Steven Eisenberg@dreisenburg

95. Thomas M. Lee@tmlfox

96. Tim C. Nicholson@TimBigFish

97. Val Jones – @drval

98. Ves Dimov, M.D. – @DrVes

99. Victoria Betton@VictoriaBetton

100. Vijay@scanman

The global health landscape is rapidly changing, but you don’t have to sit by and wonder how the changes will affect you. You can be proactive and learn about the domestic and international health policies and breakthroughs to keep you up-to-date on everything that is happening in health care. All you have to do is follow these 100 influencers and you will have your finger on the pulse of global health and wellness.