ERIC Number: ED394375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Health Professions Education Profiles.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This report presents the results of a review of health professions education in Florida and the social and economic forces affecting the supply and demand for health professionals in the state. Individual sections focus on medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, physician assistantship, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and dental auxiliaries. The report provides a review of issues related to data collection and application; curriculum; minority participation; coordination between practitioner preparation, health care delivery, and government; and the labor market. Although progress was noted in many areas, the review highlighted the underrepresentation of minorities among students completing health professions education programs. The report recommends that attention and resources continue to be focused on access, diversity, quality, and productivity. Three appendixes list reports on health education programs and provide enrollment, completion, and workforce data. (MDM)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Curriculum, Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dentistry, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Enrollment, Higher Education, Labor Supply, Medical Education, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Nursing Education, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physicians Assistants, Public Health, Socioeconomic Influences, Supply and Demand, Universities, Veterinary Medical Education
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 224 Collins Bldg., Dept. of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Diversity (Student); Florida