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ERIC Number: EJ1083289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
International Students, University Health Centers, and Memorable Messages about Health
Carmack, Heather J.; Bedi, Shireen; Heiss, Sarah N.
Journal of International Students, v6 n1 p52-72 2016
International students entering US universities often experience a variety of important socialization messages. One important message is learning about and using the US health system. International students often first encounter the US health system through their experiences with university health centers. The authors explore the memorable messages international students receive about using university health centers. Participants identified three important messages: (a) the insurance imperative, (b) triaging your own health, and (c) passing the TB "test". These messages help to socialize international students, but also create confusion because of ambiguity and assumption of previous knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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