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ERIC Number: EJ876001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
A Field Test of the Impact of an Inservice Training Program on Health Sciences Education Faculty
Sowers, Jo-Ann; Smith, Martha R.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v17 n1 p33-48 Fall 2003
The goal of the Health Sciences Faculty Education Project at Oregon Health & Science University was to enhance the capacity of health science programs and faculty to admit, teach, accommodate, and graduate students with disabilities. Multiple approaches were implemented to achieve this goal. A key strategy was an inservice training program designed specifically for health sciences education faculty called "A Day in the Life of Health Science Students." The program was field-tested with 247 nursing, medicine, dentistry, and allied health faculty at 39 institutions. Participating in the training positively impacted the perceptions, knowledge, and concerns of the faculty about students with disabilities. "A Day in the Life of Health Science Students" is an important tool available to health sciences education programs as the number of students with disabilities who wish to enter these programs continues to grow. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon