ERIC Number: ED050230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Graduate, Then What--Jobs in Health. A Report on the Use of Radio as a Recruitment Tool for the Health Occupations.
National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Physician Manpower.
To evaluate the use of radio as a means of recruiting minority students into the health fields, 11 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area were selected to participate in a program of weekly radio broadcasts studying 11 health professions with manpower shortages. A combination panel and question and answer format was used for the broadcasts. Meetings were held with school representatives before the program began to discuss topics, objectives, and other technical matters as well as after the fourth broadcast to assess reactions and difficulties encountered. A followup survey was conducted after the series ended. Although attendance figures and other statistical data were incomplete, the project staff reported that the programs were effective in producing interest and enthusiasm, particularly in schools in which faculty and administrators took a personal interest in helping disadvantaged students examine their interests and capabilities. Results demonstrate that two-way radio broadcasts are a promising means of recruiting disadvantaged students into the health professions. Recommendations are provided for planning, staff, physical arrangements, criteria for panelists, student participation, publicity, followup coordination, and reporting procedures. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Planning, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Radio, Employment Opportunities, Health Occupations, Labor Needs, Pilot Projects, Recruitment
National Institutes of Health, Information Office, Bldg 31, Room 3B-11, Bethesda, Md. 20014
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Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Physician Manpower.