20 Questions: Bettie B. Borton, AuD



Dr. Bettie Borton, owner and director of full-scope private practice the Doctors Hearing Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama, and executive director of Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE) Tri-County Therapeutic Riding Program for children and adults with disabilities, received her master’s degree in communicative disorders from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans before earning her doctor of audiology (AuD) at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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20 Questions: Jennie Kaufman Singer, PhD – Psychologist



Dr. Jennie Kaufman currently teaches criminal justice courses full time at California State University Sacramento (CSUS), but her interest in clinical psychology started when she was an English major at San Diego State University where she graduated Magna cum Laude. From there, she earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, and her PhD in clinical psychology from the same school, where she graduated with honors.

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20 Questions: Ruchi K. Sahota, DDS



Currently in private practice in Fremont, California, with her dentist-mother, Ruchi Sahota got her start in dentistry via University of the Pacific, which she attended both pre-dental and, subsequently, at Arthur A. Dugoni University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where she earned her doctor of dental surgery (DDS). After earning her degree, Dr. Sahota served a general practice residency at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Hospital before partnering in her mother’s practice.

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20 Questions: Anthony S. Youn, MD, FACS



Anthony Youn, owner of Youn Plastic Surgery, PLLC, in Troy, Michigan, earned his MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1998 before participating in a general surgery residency program at Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for three years. From there, Dr. Youn focused on plastics, serving a two-year plastic surgery residency with Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center (MERC, formerly GRAMEC), followed by a one-year Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the Ellenbogen Plastic Surgery Institute with Dr. Richard Ellenbogen in Los Angeles. 

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The Physical Therapy Admissions Process – Part 1

A career that will heal, educate, and affect the lives of many—a description that perfectly fits the definition of what it means to be a health care professional. However, finding the right path is never as simple as one thinks. Somehow you have found yourself interested in the world of rehabilitation, specifically physical therapy. Only after carefully considering all of your possible options have you finally directed yourself toward this profession, ready to devote yourself to an education that will take seven years of your life.

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20 Questions: Julie Hersch, MD



Dr. Julie Hersch, an oncologist with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Roseville, Calif., attended University of California, Davis, (UCD) before heading to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. After, Dr. Hersch returned to California, serving her internship with UCD’s department of internal medicine, then a residency with UCD’s department of internal medicine, and finishing with a fellowship with UCD’s division of hematology/oncology.

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All About Competency: Part 6

For future pre-health professional students, developing competencies and communicating them to admissions committees will be critical for success.

20 Questions: Sandeep Jauhar, MD

Dr . Sandeep Jauhar

 
Sandeep Jauhar, MD, director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Medical Center, is author of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation. Dr. Jauhar’s route to medicine was not entirely direct, as he earned a bachelor’s degree (‘89), master’s degree (‘91) and PhD (‘95) in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, before graduating from Washington University School of Medicine (‘98).

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20 Questions: William R. Wills, Pharmacist

William R. Wills, owner and founder of Grandpa’s Compounding Pharmacy in Placerville, Calif., received his pharmacy degree from Washington State University in Pullman and served his pharmacy internship at Yakima Indian Reservation in Toppenish, Washington. Prior to his founding Grandpa’s in 1996 (at the time the 26th “compounding only” store in the nation), Mr. Wills was a pharmacist at Placerville’s Robinson’s Pharmacy for 25 years, and before that, he started a pharmacy in Marino’s Grocery in Plymouth, California.

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20 Questions: Jean Rabinowitz, DVM

 
Dr. Jean Rabinowitz studied history at University of California, Berkeley, and went on to attend Yale University, where she earned a masters in history with a focus on late antiquity and medieval European history. She left Yale all but dissertated, having found the process was no longer satisfactory, and she moved on to another passion.
Rabinowitz decided to go back and do what, since she was a teenager, was what she thought she would do in the long run—attend veterinary school and become a veterinarian. Due to her prior college focus, Rabinowitz had to first go back and take the coursework equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in biology, which she did in three years at University of California Davis.

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All About Competency: Part 5

Professionalism: the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize a profession or a professional person.
If you ever give this answer to anyone who asks you what professionalism is, then remember to cite Merriam-Webster [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/professionalism].

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Getting the Most Out of Your Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

 
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) make up a major portion of the pharmacy school curriculum, and are an opportunity for pharmacy students to see the practical application of what they have learned in their classroom coursework. Most schools require a total of one year of APPE, although some schools may require more or longer rotations. APPE rotations provide students with opportunities for active learning through exposure to actual pharmacy practice settings and allow students to refine and reinforce their knowledge and skills in patient care, problem solving and decision making.

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20 Questions: Dr. Maggie Kozel

 
Maggie Kozel graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1980 and specialized in pediatrics, completing her residency at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. She then served as a general medical officer on board the U.S.S. McKee and as a pediatrician at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan.
Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Kozel worked as a pediatrician in the active reserves at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Bethesda before entering private practice, first in Washington, D.C., and then in Rhode Island. For the next decade, she was a pediatrician/partner at Narragansett Bay Pediatrics in RI.
Throughout her medical career, Dr. Kozel struggled with the politics of medicine, which she chronicles in her memoir The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine. After 17 years practicing medicine, Dr. Kozel left the field and is currently teaching high school chemistry in the Providence area.

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