The intriguing topic of “unconventional medicine” is the theme of this year’s Conversations in Medicine speaker series.
Today’s medical field is incredibly interdisciplinary. Fascinating and non-traditional careers, related to healthcare but not necessarily requiring an MD, are everywhere. For example:
- work with Doctors without Borders
- write science fiction like Michael Crichton did (this is an ebook, so you can learn how to do it right now!).
- work for the U.S. government, which currently has more than 1,200 jobs open for healthcare-related positions of all kinds
- become a patent examiner, like last month’s speaker, Dr. Julie Burke (photos)
Look up “Career Research” on the library’s Databases by Topic list (on the library home page). The list includes a database known as the Vault (“Vault Career Intelligence”); create a free account and get access to new jobs and internships, reviews, and more.
Please join us to hear about another unconventional medical career from Dr. Nelson Tang, an emergency care specialist here at Hopkins. Here are some highlights:
- Dr. Tang serves as medical director for the U.S. Secret Service
- He has served as the director of medical operations for the Baltimore Marathon
- He is the executive medical director for Johns Hopkins Lifeline, our ground and air critical care transport program
Read Dr. Tang’s articles about working at the Baltimore Marathon, the results of a survey about LGBT-specific education in EMS curricula, and the health problems of law enforcement personnel working on incidents operations for eight or more hours.
Please join us:
- Tuesday, November 8
- Charles Commons Salon C
- Dessert at 7pm; presentation begins at 7:30pm