What is a pathway that could lead to a career in health communication?
I am a first-year university student studying Communication and Media with a strong interest in science & medicine, in terms of how topics such as these are presented to the general public
# #medicine #communication
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I think the topic of mental health is starting to be more publicly talked about, especially during a pandemic, but there is so much to unpack in this field that I see a lot of opportunities in the future.
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I noted that you are writing from Toronto - how lucky for you because you have a great university with a strong school of Public Health, the Dalla Lana School within U. Toronto. If you haven't already, I would check out their website - - including their bulletins. That should help provide some inspiration in terms of paths you might pursue.
There are a variety of ways that you can combine your interest around medicine/communications - - from communicating directly to the general public to help change perception or behavior to crafting or advocating for different health policies that impact communities - large and small.
I think you have chosen a rich area of interest with lots of possibilities. Now is the time to figure out how much technical knowledge you need or want to acquire to support/advance your communications goals.
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