ERIC Number: EJ823641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
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Diversifying the Health Professions: A Model Program
Ralston, Penny A.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v27 n3 p235-245 2003
Objective: To describe a university-based mentoring program in the food and nutritional sciences that addresses the need for multicultural professionals in allied health fields. Methods: The conceptual model for the program includes inputs (goals, resources), transformational process (professional development, social support and recognition) and outcomes (student participation, graduation and placement rates). Outcome data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: Between 1993 and 2001, 49 students completed the program, 43 (88%) graduated, 23 were placed in graduate or professional schools, and 21 obtained professional positions. Conclusion: This mentoring model resulted in multicultural students who successfully entered health professions.
Descriptors: Mentors, Allied Health Occupations Education, Cultural Differences, Nutrition, Food, Outcomes of Education, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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