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Inside the Operating Room: Q&A with UPMC Surgical Technologists

Did you know that you don't need to be a surgeon to experience the fast-paced and thrilling world of the ...

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Carol S., Licensed Practical Nurse, UPMC Heritage Place

From Patients to Family: Why Your Community Needs LPNs Like You

Every day, many of us move through life in our own little world. But do you ever stop to think ...

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Kelsey M., Licensed Practical Nurse, UPMC Seneca Place

3 Things You Didn't Know About Working in Senior Communities

When you picture a senior living facility, what comes to mind? The caring staff, the friendly community of residents — ...

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James H., LPN, Canterbury Place

Not Your Average Career: My Path to Canterbury Place

As a military veteran and a seasoned licensed practical nurse with a twenty-five-year career, James H. has cared for patients ...

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Why I Overcame My Fears to Become A Nurse: My Care Changes Lives

If you have set foot into the medical world, then you have probably been impacted by the work of a ...

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Corporate Finance vs. Public Accounting: Make an Informed Choice!

As accounting students, professors often direct us toward careers in public accounting. Since most programs offer a Master’s, which provides the necessary requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam, it seems like a logical choice. Public accounting affords exposure to numerous industries, allowing for professional growth and insightful experiences. However, through UPMC’s… Read more »

The Intricacies of Finance within Health Care

When looking for a unique and challenging internship opportunity for this summer, I turned to the health care industry for an engaging atmosphere that would develop my professional skills. The health care industry presents complex and interesting problems in an ever-changing socio-political environment. With this varying legislation and regulation comes the adaptation of health care… Read more »

The Benefits of Working Closely with Your Manager

No matter your placement for the UPMC Summer Associates Program, the one thing that you will be unable to escape is your manager – and that’s a good thing! You will interact with your manager more than anyone else throughout your internship as he or she gives you projects, brings you to meetings, and trains… Read more »

The Chorus of My Career

The lab isn’t a quiet place–far from it, actually. If someone was to come in and record audio in our lab, they would probably classify it as “white noise.” However, to the trained ear of a Medical Technologist, the sounds of the lab make up the sound track of my day, the chorus of my… Read more »