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70 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2023 As someone who has embarked on this jour- ney, I am eager to share the insights I've gained along the way. I'll cover the value of a PhD, the requirements for earning one, and some advice for successfully completing the program. What Is the Value of Getting a PhD? Getting a technical PhD can be an excellent choice if you're interested in pursuing a career in research, development, or academia. Here are some positive aspects of earning a techni- cal PhD: Expertise: A PhD provides an avenue to an unparalleled depth of knowledge and exper- tise in a particular technical field. You will be Editor's note: We welcome our new columnist, Henry Crandall, a doctoral student at the Uni- versity of Utah and newest IPC Student Board Member. Henry plans to write about all things health engineering , graduate school, and wear- able health monitors. When it comes to advanced degrees, the PhD is oen a misunderstood and underval- ued option. In a world where MBA programs have strong name recognition, and master's degrees can seem relatively easy to obtain, the PhD is frequently overlooked. In fact, many people couldn't even tell you what the initials stand for. (Hint: It's Doctor of Philosophy.) Everything You Need to Know About Getting a PhD The Doctor Is In by Henry Crandall, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH/IPC STUDENT BOARD MEMBER

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