ERIC Number: ED120525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Minorities and Women in the Health Fields: Applicants, Students and Workers.
Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Resources Development.
The report presents a compilation of selected available data on the representation of racial/ethnic minority groups and women in health fields. It includes the most recent data available on health school applicants and students as well as on workers in health occupations. The report is divided into two parts. The first contains a series of 10 summary tables that provide data on current numbers of minorities and women in the above groups. The second section contains trend data (41 tables) for individual health professions and occupations and for enrollment of minorities and women in health occupations schools. Each table is accompanied by a brief statement of its highlights and a source notation. Trend data cover the following areas: medicine; osteopathic medicine; dentistry; optometry; pharmacy; podiatry; veterinary medicine; nursing; allied health; public health; and premedical, predental and preveterinary science. Data provided in the report vary widely in source, degree of reliability, definitions of race/ethnic categories, and time periods covered and as a result are not strictly comparable. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Medical Education, Medical Students, Minority Groups, Participant Characteristics, Racial Composition, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Resources Development.