ERIC Number: ED310690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-14
The Declining Applicant Pool: Implications for the Selection of Medical Students Proceedings of a Conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges (Washington, D.C., June 13-14, 1988).
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
The proceedings of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) conference on the declining applicant pool and implications for the selection of medical students is presented in six parts. Part 1, The Down Side of the Slope, includes four papers: "The Declining Applicant Pool: An Overview" (R. Petersdorf); "Applications: Disease or Symptom?" (R. Stevens); "Trends in the Characteristics and Academic Qualifications of Medical School Applicants" (C. Tudor); "Increasing Minority Enrollment in an Era of a Declining Applicant Pool" (R. Miller); and "Educating in an Era of a Declining Applicant Pool" (L. Kettel). Part 2, Using AAMC Data in Admissions, offers: "Data From AAMC Medical School Applicant and Matriculant Questionnaires" (C. Tudor); "Data From AAMC Operational Files" (R. Randlett); "Data from AAMC Student and Applicant Information Management System" (C. Killian); and "Data From AAMC Institutional Profile System, Faculty Roster, and Hospital Surveys" (P. Jolly). Part 3, Using Institutional Data in Admissions, features: "Factors Related to Black Student Success in Medical Schools" (L. Sachs and L. Morris); and "Comprehensive Student Database as a Resource to the Admissions Committee" (G. Nowacek). Part 4 discusses Improving the Admissions Process: "Increasing the Effectiveness of the Selection Interview" (J. Molidor); "Using MCAT Data in Admissions" (K. Mitchell); "Selecting Nontraditional Applicants Using the Simulated Minority Admissions Exercise" (W. Sedlacek and D. Prieto); "Assessing the Admissions Process in an Era of a Declining Applicant Pool" (K. Mitchell); and "Combining Academic Qualifications to Assess Fill Rates and Graduation Rates" (W. Luke). Part 5 covers Marketing Medicine as a Profession: "Promoting Medicine and Medical Career" (K. Rabin); "Increasing Awareness of Ethical Considerations in Admitting Students" (B. Rankin); "Comparing Medical School Matriculants and Non-Matriculants" (D. Lindley); and "Marketing the Profession" (E. Martin). Part 6, Marketing Your Medical School, looks at: "Increasing Your Awareness of Student Needs" (J. Eudes); "Knowing Your Customer and Your Competition" (J. Beckham); "Developing Northwestern's Medical Student Recruitment Package" (E. Hoo); and "Magnifying Your Voice and Multiplying Your Messages" (J. Moore). Appended is a roster of participants in the conference. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, Declining Enrollment, Educational Demand, Enrollment Rate, Higher Education, Marketing, Medical Schools, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.