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ERIC Number: ED521012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-25
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Gateway to Healthcare Careers for Vulnerable Students: A New Approach to the Teaching of Anatomy and Physiology
DeCiccio, Albert; Kenny, Tammy; Lippacher, Linda; Flanary, Barry
Online Submission
Many first-year students interested in healthcare careers do not succeed in Anatomy and Physiology I (A&PI), which they take in their first semester. These first-year students withdraw from the course or the institution, or their final grade may be below the identified threshold for progressing in their programs. A&PI has become a gatekeeper course, preventing students from entering careers where they are sorely needed. Southern Vermont College (SVC) launched a pilot A&PI course designed for vulnerable first-year students. SVC identified first-year students deemed academically at risk, and they were offered an opportunity to enroll in a re-envisioned A&PI course that was stretched over two semesters. There have been positive trend indicators on all the major items being measured and, importantly, some positive, unintended benefits. (Contains 6 notes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)