ERIC Number: ED232498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-2
Reference Count: 0
Health Sciences Education in California, 1983-1984.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The adequacy of health sciences education enrollment levels in California is reviewed in the context of the 1981 Health Manpower Plan. After reviewing the Plan, attention is focused on two continuing problems among the issues: medical residencies and attrition in the nursing profession. New issues that receive extensive treatment in the 1981 Plan are discussed: (1) the "pro-competitive" model of health care in the United States; (2) the need for mental health manpower; and (3) the need for geriatric manpower. The major portion of the report consists of detailed information on enrollments and the number of degrees conferred in the various health sciences disciplines and programs in California colleges and universities. Most data comparisons begin with the year 1975-1976, and two student demographic characteristics are highlighted: ethnicity and sex. A broad overview of the size of educational programs in the various health fields by enrollment and output is included, along with data on changes in student characteristics. The following disciplines are covered: medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, osteopathy, and allied health. Appended materials include a portion of the text of Assembly Bill 1748 and a summary of recommendations of the 1978-1980 Health Sciences Plan. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Degrees (Academic), Dental Schools, Enrollment Trends, Health Services, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Medical Education, Nursing Education, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmaceutical Education, Podiatry, Professional Education, Student Characteristics
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.