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ERIC Number: ED454802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Building Bridges: Professional Development Advising Teams.
Gibson, Denise D.
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine began a new advising program called Professional Development Advising Teams (PDAT) in 1996. A small number of students (6 to 8) was grouped with 2 faculty members (medical school based and clinic based) and 1 peer mentor (an advanced year medical student) to make up 1 of 18 advising teams. This study evaluated the new program from the perspectives of faculty, peer mentor, and medical student. All of the participants from one PDAT team were interviewed, and the interviews were recorded and transcribed to identify qualitative themes related to advising. Looking at the program from the points of view of all participants provided a comprehensive picture of the advising relationships that developed over the 3 years of medical school. It was apparent that a continuous advising program of this sort provided opportunities for students and faculty to build bridges between academic and professional knowledge and between personal and professional identity. The bridge serves as an appropriate metaphor for this program. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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