EduMed – About Us

EduMed knows that higher education can be the ticket to a rewarding career in the medical and healthcare fields. We also know that every student needs different things when it comes to education, whether a fully online program to maximize flexibility or help finding and securing financial aid to pay for school. To get students moving in the right direction, we work with hundreds of healthcare and higher education experts to provide well-researched and user-friendly content, from detailed rankings of schools and programs to interviews with leaders in higher education and other related fields.

What We Do

Finding the right education and training program is no easy task. You may think it begins with the programs and schools, but it really starts with you and having a clear understanding of who you are and where you want to go. EduMed takes a four-pronged approach to helping students like you make their healthcare dreams a reality within reach.


With online learning more accessible than ever, it’s important to know which online and hybrid programs stand out from the rest. In our annual rankings, we focus on the important stuff, the same things we know matter to you – quality, affordability, and how well they fit with your busy life.

Financial Aid

Figuring out how to pay for school shouldn’t be a headache. Our financial aid and scholarship pages connect students with schools, nonprofits, and other entities and information that can make paying for college within reach.

Online Student Success Resources

Although online education has become mainstream, it can be particularly tricky with medical- and health-related training. For example, how can you enter a patient-focused career with an online degree? We show you how online learning works in healthcare, from classroom to clinical, so you can do well in your studies and prepare for what comes next.

Career and How to Become

Whether you already have a career in mind or you’re just starting to explore options, our pages will help you learn about the education, training, and professional outlook behind the wide range of professional opportunities in one of today’s fastest-growing fields.

Who We Are

Behind every blog post, ranking, and resource on EduMed, there’s a dedicated and diverse team working to bring you the most reliable and up-to-date information. We’re a group of over 80 part- and full-time contributors, each of us bringing our own unique expertise and personal experience to the table.

Among the 80+ contributors, there are 7 full-time professionals who serve as the driving force behind EduMed. You can find more information about this team in their individual bios below.

Kristen Ashbaugh

Kristen got her professional start as a content manager and marketing strategist in the fiber arts world before bringing her skills to EduMed. As a Managing Content Editor, she loves crafting educational guides that our audience wants to read. She holds a BA in History with a Minor in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. When she’s not editing content or researching new topics for our sites, she can be found knitting, reading, or enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Alex Blevins

Alex brings a diverse skill set to her role with more than seven years of copywriting, editing, marketing, and graphic design experience in the healthcare, tourism, and ski industries. She uses her sharp editorial eye to ensure content aligns with EduMed’s commitment to providing top-notch educational resources. Alex’s passion for education carries into her free time, which is often spent pursuing creative hobbies like interior and graphic design.

Jordan Cosselman

Jordan graduated from the University of Nevada – Reno with a B.A. in English, and is now using her talents to craft compelling educational guides for EduMed. When not hard at work, Jordan can be found passionately cheering on the Denver Broncos, obsessively reading to keep up with her book goals, or playing with her dog Obi.

Kyle Darland

Kyle drives operational excellence at EduMed, managing our technical framework and driving the success of our outreach campaigns. In addition to helping EduMed grow, Kyle spends way too much of his time involved in local and national politics and engaging in economic debates.

Yun Ku

Yun Ku is a communications and marketing professional with a journalistic background. She is driven to tell the inspiring, diverse and inclusive stories of students, faculty and staff in higher education. Yun has more than five years working in university marketing and communications, and close to a decade working as a copy editor and business reporter at a daily newspaper.

Wes Harris Ricketts

Wes brings more than 16 years of higher education and online learning experience to EduMed. He currently works with education experts to build EduMed’s resources and engage with graduate students. Wes holds a BA and MA in history and began his career as an elementary school teacher.

Kim Williams

Kim’s experience in Marketing Operations (combined with her healthy obsession with organization) helps keep EduMed’s research and data teams on track to find the most relevant information available. When she’s not working, Kim spends her time using her creative brain by watercolor painting, cross-stitching, or taking too many pictures of her niece.

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FAQs About EduMed

Who features your resources?

EduMed’s in-depth guidebooks and student-focused resources are primarily shared by colleges, universities, government agencies, libraries, and various other reputable organizations. Most notably, our content has been featured by universities such as Harvard University, Cornell University, Penn State University, University of Florida, University of Virginia, University of Arizona, Vanderbilt University, and many others.

Do you charge to use or share your content?

No. Every resource on EduMed is 100% free because we believe that students, parents, and anyone who needs help with higher education should have access to trusted data and information at no cost.

Are you a 501© (3) nonprofit?

No. Although we offer free resources and do our best to make a difference through scholarships, we are not a charity organization.

How do you make money?

All articles, guidebooks, blog posts, rankings, and other content on EduMed are editorial in nature and have been created using rigorous quality standards. On some of those pages, colleges and universities pay us a small feel for a sponsored placement. All such placements will be marked as such to clearly distinguish them from our editorial content.

What qualifies you to write about higher education?

The leaderships team at EduMed has worked in higher education data, information, and content since 2006 and actively recruits college and healthcare experts across the country. You can learn more about the authors, editors, and experts behind EduMed here.

What type of content do you create to help students?

We publish a range of content to help all types of students, no who they are and where they’re at in their collegiate journey. These include:

  • In-depth, expert-driven guidebooks
  • School & program rankings
  • Medical and health career profiles
  • Blog posts for healthcare students & professionals
  • Financial aid for medical & health students

How can we contribute to EduMed?

If you’re interested in contributing to EduMed and advancing our mission of helping students, you have a couple of options:

  1. Share the pages you like! Linking to or sharing one of our pages can help get the word out about EduMed and what we’re trying to accomplish.
  2. Contribute to the site! If you’re a healthcare student, professional, or higher education expert, we’re always looking for both volunteer and paid contributors. Reach out to us using our Contact Form below.
  3. Sign up for our newsletter! It’s still young, but it’s growing, and it’ll deliver a ton of great content to your inbox each month.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know!

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