ERIC Number: EJ532772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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A State University's Model Program to Increase the Number of Its Disadvantaged Students Who Matriculate into Health Professions Schools.
Lewis, Cynthia L.
Academic Medicine, v71 n10 p1050-57 Oct 1996
The San Diego State University (California) Health Careers Opportunity Program for disadvantaged students, most of whom are minorities, has 11 components, each dedicated to some form of educational intervention. The program emphasizes collaborative skills, fosters pride in accomplishment and confidence, and builds analytical and problem-solving skills. Weekly journals help staff monitor student progress and concerns. The program has increased retention. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Allied Health Occupations Education, Case Studies, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Medical Education, Minority Groups, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, State Universities, Student Journals, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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