ERIC Number: ED118297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A National Study of Minority Group Barriers to Allied Health Professions Education in the Southwest. Final Report.
A 2-year study of minority group barriers to allied health careers in the Southwest was conducted to identify those barriers experienced by minority groups in entering and completing a postsecondary educational program in allied health. Data were obtained through: (1) 7 one-day conferences convening students, dropouts, nonstudents, staff, faculty, and administrators held in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; and (2) an examination of demographic and health manpower data. Conference participants ranked, by priority, the barriers according to their importance to each minority group (Spanish Americans, American Indians, and Black Americans). Findings were presented by categories of barriers and the stages in the process of acquiring professional status (application, matriculation, and completion). This final report presents: (1) an overview of the study, (2) brief descriptions of each phase of the study, (3) a summary of each conference, (4) a summary of the barriers and priority rankings for each geographic area, (5) a synopsis of the barriers and recommendations, (6) a statement of conclusions based on the study's findings as compared with the findings of other investigations regarding minority allied health professionals and students in the Southwest. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Program Development Corp., San Antonio, TX.