Sunday, December 13, 2009

Health Care Training

And it's over. All week long I thought for sure I would be looking for a new career path as the exams seemed to get tougher and tougher. One thing is for sure, your doctor has gone through a lot of tedious training to get where they are, more than likely they have some idea of what they are doing.

Allied Health Programs

When researching schools, I was happy to learn that Touro University Nevada supports a variety of health care professions such as nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, and occupational therapists with the intention to expand into other fields of similar interest.

If you are considering health care careers there are many to choose from that may fit your personal interests. Whether you want to learn a new skill or need a complete career makeover, it can be done. A number of health care programs, online training, and trade development courses can be found with the click of a button.

The growing demand for health care professionals has shown a dramatic increase in nursing schools, radiography training, and various other allied health certification opportunities. Although there may be a shortage of physicians now and in the future, without the support staff, there is no way a physician could safely manage a patient's care.

Nonetheless, I am happy to say that when I reviewed my grades this time around, I was very pleased with the outcome. Despite contemplating other professions in case the exams had a poor outcome, physician is still at the top of my differential for future careers.

Board Prep Question of the Week

A 25-year-old professional cyclist is diagnosed with testicular cancer and undergoes chemotherapy. One month after beginning treatment, the patient complains of difficulty hearing. Which of the following chemotherapeutic agents is most likely responsible for this side effect?

A. Bleomycin
B. Busulfan
C. Cisplatin
D. Cytarabine
E. Doxorubicin

Answer & Explanation

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