ERIC Number: ED215032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Summer Enrichment and Reinforcement Program in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. A Program Designed to Respond to a Challenge: Increased Minority and Disadvantaged Representation in Veterinary Medicine.
Poole, Georgia C.; Adams, Eugene W.
This report describes a pre-entry summer program at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, designed to develop attitudinal readiness and coqnitive abilities of students who face a high risk of attrition because of inadequate learning skills. The program, which runs for eight weeks, consists of three phases: 1) phase one, in which students are instructed in medical terminology skills, organizational skills, and test-taking skills to facilitate comprehension in veterinary medical courses; 2) phase two, in which students are helped to develop the critical thinking skills essential to scientific thought; and 3) phase three, which is devoted to program evaluation through assessment of student performance on achievement tests. The report discusses different aspects of each of the program phases in detail, including theory, activities, and the results of past experience in implementing the program. The program syllabus and data on the performance of trainees in past programs are appended to the report. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tuskegee Inst., AL. School of Veterinary Medicine.