New beginnings on the horizon

August 13, 2013

Wow!  It’s hard to believe another school year is about to begin.  There have been some changes and transitions in the lives of our HealthOU contributors over the past few months, hence no  summer postings; but we are back, energized and excited to bring you content that supports your journey to professional school. The long, lazy summer days will soon be a thing of the past and it will be time to start anew and keep pressing forward towards your goal.  HealthOU endeavors to join you on that journey.   Here’s a little inspiration to wake you up and get you energized as you look ahead to a bright future.

We’re glad to be back!


Welcome Back

January 20, 2013

Welcome back!  Happy new year!  I hope by now, you’re well rested and get getting settled ettled into the new semester.  A new semester is always an exciting time because you can start fresh, break old habits and make new ones and continue to launch forth on your path to success!  Embrace this moment and use it well!   As promised, this year HealthOU’s focus is the same, your success and providing you with the information, motivation, and inspiration to achieve your goals.


We’re glad you’ve taken us with you into 2013 and hope to be there to cheer you on and celebrate the victories once they’re won!  We will am to keep our same posting schedule this year, every Monday and Thursday. Please let us know via email ( or facebook if there are any questions or topics you want us to address. Look out for our next post this coming Thursday, where we’ll be here from an alumni who took her dreams of pursuing a career in healthcare outside the box.

Until then, blessings to you,


Happy New Year!

January 11, 2012

Happy New Year from HealthOU !!!!!

We’re excited that you plan to continue utilizing this resource in the upcoming year.    The last half of 2011 was an exciting one for us!  We successfully launched on August 31 with our inaugural post Why So Few Blacks in Medicine,  and since then have posted over 22 entries featuring information relevant to pre-health students navigating the process to professional school.

Some other highlights include:

1.  Installation of two medical student bloggers, KeAndrea a first year and NaTacha a 3rd year.

2.  Reached our 1000 view mark in less than 3 months.

3.  Remembered World Aids Day with Oakwood alum and current SNMA president, Michael Knight.

2011 was not only exciting for us, but also for the Oakwood Biology Department who had tremendous success at the 2011 ABRCMS conference, where they secured 9 awards; saw their largest graduating class ever, and received multiple acceptances to professional school.

In the coming months, we hope to continue to provide relevant information, motivation, and inspiration to you; our readers. We will talk about finding love and balancing relationships during professional school, discuss the importance of mentorship, feature some of our “medical families”, and continue to hear the personal experiences of our student bloggers Tacha and KiKi as they finish up 3rd and 1st year.

We are excited about what 2012 has to offer and hope that you will continue to utilize the resources we provide throughout this year.  If there is any topic or feature, that you would like to know more about, or question you may have to help you successfully enter the next phase of your career, do not hesitate to contact us at or on our facebook page.  Be sure to spread the word to your colleagues if you find our content to be valuable.

Blessings to you in the upcoming year,