October 19, 2012 |
Question: A close friend and I are entering health science careers via graduate school. We are pretty competitive individuals, and she puts a lot of her competitive emphasis on the academic realm. She is going through medical school now, and I am going to school this spring for physical therapy. My problem is that she consistently, unintentionally dismisses my profession as easier than hers or less difficult to get into. The fact is, many universities are seeing more applications for physical therapy than for their medical programs, for fewer available slots.
October 15, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Here's something that bothers me no end. I accept (reluctantly) that some people are just No Good. How do these mean, lying, no-good, manipulative thieves see themselves? Do they know they are bad or what they are doing is bad? Do they have an inner narrative that makes them/it good somehow? I'm not just being philosophical here. I have a very hard time believing the worst of people. I make excuses for them. Someone at work was writing crude messages on whiteboards and changing people's computer file names to (vulgar words)
September 9, 2012 |
Just over a month after Cooper Medical School of Rowan University opened, the Camden Redevelopment Agency has begun the process of removing one of the biggest eyesores in the school's Lanning Square West neighborhood. The agency's board of commissioners agreed Wednesday to pay $73,920 to demolish eight townhouses on Berkley Street between Fourth and West Streets. The properties have sat vacant and vandalized for more than a decade. The houses were among 28 developed in the late 1990s by the now-defunct Lanning Square West Neighborhood Corp.
September 1, 2012 |
Samuel F. Rudolph Jr., 80, obstetrics chief at Bryn Mawr Hospital for two years in the 1980s, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, of heart failure at the hospital. Dr. Rudolph retired from medical practice in the early 2000s, his son Richard said. "What he loved most was helping women bring new life into the world," his son said. "He was a very accomplished person in a number of areas," his son said, but "what was very touching about him was that he was so humble. You never heard him talking about it. "It was what he did. It was what he was. " Born in Upper Darby, Dr. Rudolph graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1950 and, with a basketball scholarship, earned a bachelor's degree in premedical studies at Muhlenberg College in 1954.
August 25, 2012 |
Two months ago, to take a course from the University of Pennsylvania's medical school, you needed to excel at a grueling admissions test and pray you were one of the few who got accepted - not to mention pay tuition once you got there. Now you can stumble out of bed halfway around the world and still catch courses taught by Penn medical professors. All for free, at the moment. Both the medical school and the university are amping up their participation in the online education game.
August 23, 2012 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie signed a major higher-education reorganization bill on Wednesday, a hard-won political and policy victory that eluded two prior governors and is designed to create regional centers of academic excellence in South, Central and North Jersey. Christie said that the bill "brings a new era to higher education in the state" by dissolving the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and shifting its assets to Rutgers and Rowan universities, enhancing the footprint of both schools.
August 4, 2012 |
Moments after griping with a neighbor about Camden's crime surge, Lawrence Taylor spots a woman in a bikini top and jeans shorts checking her makeup in the tinted window of a car parked across the street. Prostitutes "are just front and center now," says Taylor, 47, who lives in the Cooper Plaza neighborhood. It's the middle of the day, and a half-block away, hundreds of powerful New Jerseyans are celebrating the opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - a beacon of hope, they say, in the impoverished city.
August 3, 2012 |
ARTHUR SNYDER was so athletic in his youth that he entertained serious thoughts about a career in physical education. The idea was derailed when he was stricken with appendicitis while in middle school. He always attributed his decision to become a physician to his appendicitis attack. This Depression-era kid, the son of immigrants from Russia, managed to get himself through college and medical school and launch a career in pediatrics, treating sick kids from here to Florida in a 50-year career that also included passing his knowledge and wisdom on to new generations as a teacher.
July 25, 2012 |
A mail room without mailboxes. A library with few hard copies of books and magazines. Gleaming metal tables for dissecting cadavers, with flat-screen monitors overhead. And just one lecture hall, which its users will try to avoid as much as possible. These are just a few hallmarks of the changing way that new doctors will learn their trade, at least in Camden. Tuesday marks the grand opening for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and its new, publicly funded, $139 million building.