ERIC Number: ED227759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Veterinary Medical Education: The Tuskegee Experience.
Adams, E. W.; Habtemariam, T.
The extent to which Veterinary Aptitude Test (VAT) scores are valid predictors of veterinary student performance and the effect of a summer enrichment program were assessed for Tuskegee Institute and Auburn University students. In addition, attention was directed to predictors of specialty choices and patterns of specialty choices and employment for minority veterinary graduates. Data were obtained from Tuskegee Institute student records, a survey of 1981-1982 Tuskegee Institute and Auburn University students, and a second survey of 1963-1978 Tuskegee veterinary alumni. For 122 Tuskegee students, attention was directed to various descriptive statistics, including grade point average (GPA) at entrance and during veterinary school and cumulative/subcomponent VAT scores. Comparative statistics were used to assess if there were sex differences for GPA and VAT scores. Additional statistical approaches were used to determine the effect of various variables on first-year veterinary school GPA. Questionnaire responses were analyzed for 59 Tuskegee and 111 Auburn veterinary students. The alumni questionnaire study is still in progress. Questionnaires and codes for student and alumni data are appended, along with statistical data. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tuskegee Inst., AL. School of Veterinary Medicine.