Finding Your Passion in Healthcare
by Kim Canning, Executive Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | April 14, 2022
We had the opportunity to meet with Jeff Oxendine, author of “You Don’t Have To Be a Doctor: Discover, Achieve and Enjoy Your Authentic Health Career,” to learn insightful guidance for students pursuing a health career. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Health Career Connection, and a longtime faculty member at UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
In this discussion, Jeff shares his personal experiences serving underrepresented students in healthcare, and his personal journey on creating his own career path in healthcare management. He explains how the book shares insights on discovering the variety of options available to healthcare professionals, including, but not limited to becoming a doctor.
A Practical Guide for Students to Make Well Informed Choices and Succeed in the Health Field
Proven Nine-Step Process
In "You Don't Have To Be a Doctor," Jeff Oxendine guides readers through a proven nine-step process to choose their authentic health career path, secure jobs, and navigate life and industry changes. Readers are empowered to make choices in alignment with emerging industry needs, their values, passions, goals, and what they are good at and enjoy.
Readers can develop an action and accountability plan to achieve their goals:
- discover or refine their authentic health career path
- secure jobs
- navigate life and industry change
Framework, Exercises, Insights
This book does not discourage anyone from being a doctor or any other health professional. It emphasizes the importance of knowing and critically assessing your options and choosing a path aligned with who you are and what you want from your life and career by providing insights and practical tools to help you succeed. It provides the framework, exercises and insights you need to advance from where you are today to experience the joy, power, and success that comes from living your authentic life and career.
Path, Purpose, Authenticity
Readers are guided to make life and career choices in alignment with industry needs, their values, passions, goals, and what they are good at and enjoy. The book provides insights, exercises, and stories to help students and recent graduates realize their full potential.
The book does not discourage anyone from being a doctor or pursuing any specific health profession. It emphasizes the importance of critically assessing and choosing a path aligned with who you are and what you want from your life and career and provides proven tips and tools for success. You can find Jeff’s book, “You Don’t Have to be a Doctor” on Amazon and visit his website www.jeffoxendine.com for more resources.
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Kim Canning is the Executive Director of the Kaplan Partner Solutions team. The KPS team is focused on working with Universities and Colleges to provide academic and support resources at an institutional level. Kim has worked at Kaplan for over twenty years and has spent the last seven building meaningful, institutional partnerships with schools as part of this team.
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