ERIC Number: ED262688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Historically Black College and University Graduates' Admission to and Graduation from Health Profession Schools. Final Report.
Allen (Anita F.) Associates.
Admission to and graduation from health profession schools by graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) were studied, with a focus on the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Howard University's Medical (HUMS) and Dental Schools (HUDS). Site visits and interviews were also conducted with the pre-health program directors of the following feeder institutions: Howard University, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, and the University of Mississippi, Oxford. Findings revealed by UMMC and HUMS/HUDS admission data included: (1) HBCU students had significantly lower admission rates at UMMC than non-HBCU students; and (2) Medical College Admission Test scores accounted for differences in admissions. The interviews focused on common elements of successful programs preparing minorities for health careers, including: summer programs, course loads and sequencing, course content, independent aggressive learning, staffing, support services, study skills, test preparation, counseling, application assistance, peer/HBCU networks, and government/foundation funding. In addition to recommendations for undergraduate and graduate study, the following interview protocols are appended: undergraduate faculty, medical student, professions school faculty, and administrator. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Allen (Anita F.) Associates.