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ERIC Number: ED261630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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1984 Summer Scholars Participants. A Follow Up.
Mares, Kenneth R.; And Others
A followup study was conducted to assess the impact of two 1984 Summer Scholars Programs at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Medicine, which sponsors a combined bachelor's degree and doctor of medicine (M.D.) program. The university, in cooperation with area hospitals, implemented a 4-week program to identify and motivate promising minority and low-income high school students toward health sciences careers. Students had the opportunity to observe and visit various health practitioners; attended a class in histology; and participated in activities to introduce them to interviewing skills, test-taking skills, and study skills. In addition, students who had participated in the 1983 Summer Scholars Program attended an advanced program, which involved them in clinical rotations with health practitioners and skill development in the use of language and the computer. Questionnaires were completed from 18 graduating students who participated in the 1984 programs. Student responses included: 14 planned careers in medicine and four had been accepted by the medical school; all students returned to their high school and undertook strong academic programs; 43 percent of their coursework was in either science or mathematics; and the 18 students sent 52 applications to colleges and universities. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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