ERIC Number: ED258523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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A Pre-Med Program Model for a Small Historically Black College.
Gill, Wanda E.
A Bowie State College program to prepare black students for careers as physicians and dentists is described. The program will recruit seniors from predominantly black Maryland high schools to participate in an intensive summer program prior to college entrance, and will provide continuing services during the college years. Six phases of the program are considered: community outreach/recruitment, a pre-college summer session, an evening and weekend developmental program during the freshman and sophomore years, pairing students with community preceptors during the junior year, informal interviewing by medical and dental schools during the senior year, and followup of students admitted to medical/dental school. The summer program will emphasize math and science. Students will also participate in volunteer experiences at area hospitals, and will be matched with preceptors who are practicing doctors and dentists. In addition to career counseling, students will receive aid in completing medical/dental application forms, interview techniques, and studying for the medical/dental college admissions tests. One program objective is to help at least 30 percent of the program participants gain admittance to medical or dental schools. The budget and pre-medicine and pre-dentistry curriculum are outlined. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Black Colleges, Black Students, Career Counseling, College Bound Students, College Students, Dental Schools, High School Seniors, Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Premedical Students, Role Models, Small Colleges, Student Recruitment, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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