Tag Archives: Health Professions

Article: NP, PA or MD? Deciphering Your Healthcare Career Choices

All students with medical aspirations owe it to themselves and their future patients to find their proper niche, where they can utilize their greatest strengths for the benefit of the greatest number.

At the same time, the large assortment of healthcare career paths, acronyms, and job duties can get overwhelming.

To tackle all such paths in one article would be impossible (or at least unreadable), so instead let’s look at one of the most common points of confusion. What are the differences between Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and Physicians (both MD and DO)?

HP and STEM Office Hours

Whether you are at Middlebury or studying from afar, you are very much a part of our community, and we are excited to work with you.

The Health Professions and STEM team of Mary Lothrop and Hannah Benz will be holding office hours, and they encourage you avail yourselves of the opportunity to chat about summer internships, classes, professional school applications, jobs, or anything else that’s on your mind. And if you just want to pop in to introduce yourself and say hello, that’s great, too! You are also always free to email the team with questions, or to set up an advising appointment.

Mary Lothrop: mlothrop@middlebury.edu

12:00-1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays

Hannah Benz: hbenz@middlebury.edu

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays

It’s Registration Time! Prepare by Attending HP and STEM Office Hours

Middlebury College Fall 2021 Registration will take place between May 4-13, 2021, and the Health Professions and STEM advising team will be holding additional office hours in the weeks leading up to registration. In addition to registration-related questions, we are also happy to chat about summer internships, current classes, professional school applications, jobs, or anything else that’s on your mind. And if you just want to pop in to introduce yourself and say hello, that’s great, too! You are also always free to email Mary and Hannah with questions (or to set up an advising appointment).

Mary Lothrop: mlothrop@middlebury.edu

From 4/26-5/14:

Mondays 4-5pm ET

Tuesdays 12-1pm ET 

Thursdays 8:30-9:30am ET

Hannah Benz: hbenz@middlebury.edu

From 4/26-5/14:

Mondays 11-1pm ET

Wednesdays 10-12pm ET 

Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm ET

Career and Scholarship Fair: US Army Medical Department

The Army Medical Department is hosting a virtual career fair on May 12, 2021 from 12-9PM.  The fair will feature Scholarships and fully-funded professional education and financial aid options for:

*    Medicine
*    Nursing
*    Dentistry
*    Veterinary Medicine
*    Clinical Psychology
*    Social Work
*    Occupational & Physical Therapy
*    Dietetics
*    Biomedical Science & Engineering
*    Other allied health career fields, including Optometry, Audiology, Pharmacy, and many more!

Additionally, Uniformed Services University Medical School Admission representatives will be available to answer questions.

The career fair will also feature guest speakers lecturing on topics such as the Army’s Coronavirus Vaccine Development and 12 Tips for Applying to Medical School.  The attached seminar schedule contains the full list of speakers and topics.