Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I, myself, am currently applying to several medical schools with the hope of becoming a surgeon one day. Those involved in the study and practice of medicine face several ethical issues including issues with epidemiology, genetic diseases, medical care, and medical resources allocation. One example of how ethical issues can arise in epidemiology involves a medical study at the Tuskegee Institute. I believe that this example demonstrates how strict ethical issues apply in any study involving humans. In 1932 US Public Health Service and scientists from Tuskegee Institute performed a study of about 400 black men in
It is my hope that I will become a doctor one day. As a doctor, I will, first, do no harm. I will work to save lives, improve the heath of the people I serve, and the health of society. I will determine the method of treatment and surgical course of action, which according to my ability and judgment, I consider in the best interest of and for the benefit of my patient. I will use my knowledge to better serve others. I will be truthful, respect the rights of the patient, and always help when I can.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Overall, I haven't really had much experience with online portfolios. I remember going to a presentation about our eportfolios freshman year for CU101, but, honestly, I haven't touched in since then. I should probably hop on that since it's required for graduation and all :) I guess we'll see how the experience goes. In order to ensure that I'm ready for the portfolio draft, I need to start collecting and organizing all of my materials. Since I have already completed my resume, chosen a job description, created an individual presentation, and have written agendas/minutes for groups meetings uploaded onto Blackboard, I need to finish preparing my cover letter and continue to work on my follow-up letter. In addition, my group and I will continue to work on our proposal for Healthy Campus Initiative. Hopefully, I will be prepared after completing these tasks!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I agree with all of the advice given here. I feel like those who have written the advice have more experience on the topic than most college students, whether it be through an accumulation of knowledge from others’ experience, trial and error, or personal experience. The section on “The Best Use of a Cover Letter” was most useful to me. I think that knowing what to how to use a cover letter to your benefit, knowing what to include in a cover letter and how you could benefit a particular company, is essential. I wasn’t aware that the cover letter should be as specific and personal as they described, so I will definitely be more specific and personal when I write my cover letter for my mock interview in this class.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
After meeting with the client from Redfern and hearing the mission and goal of the Healthy Campus Initiative, our group has been working on an approach to the project that would incorporate the use of Facebook, currently one of the most popular networks of communication among college students. I believe that accessibility, usability, and availability are important aspects in incorporating the project on Clemson’s campus. The idea is to create a Facebook group/application that would display the 6 core areas of health: physical, emotional, environmental, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Clicking on one of the 6 core areas of health would give you access and information on all of Clemson’s resources relating to that particular category of health, in addition, to linking you to the university’s website. For example, one might find more information about Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education under the “Physical” area of health. By making all of this information easy to access and freely available in such an organized manner, I believe that Clemson students will be more inclined to get involved, use the university’s resources, and find what they are looking for. I think that one of the biggest concerns of our group is how to actually translate the idea to the computer and make the site easy to use. So far, I think that things in our group are coming along nicely; this weekend, each member chose a core area of health and is researching Clemson’s resources and available programs pertaining to the area. Hopefully, once research is completed, we can get this thing going…by then I’m sure we’ll have plenty of questions :) Until next time…