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Collegiate Programming: The Role it Can Play in Recruiting Prospective Health Professionals. West Texas AHEC A Program of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Cheri Read, BBA Chris Williams, BBA Loni Marie Flores, M.Ed.

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Collegiate Programming: The Role it Can Play in Recruiting Prospective Health Professionals

West Texas AHEC A Program of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Cheri Read, BBA

Chris Williams, BBA

Loni Marie Flores, M.Ed.

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Overview
    • Explanation of the health care shortage and coverage in Texas
    • Pipeline programming and why it is important in the recruitment of new health care professionals
    • Gain insight into Generation Y and how it impacts student engagement
    • Collegiate programming
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Often Forgotten

Those student out of high school, not yet accepted into health professions training programs

Excellent source of for recruiting and relationship building

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Generation Y-Millennials

Generation Y (sometimes referred to as "Millennials “or "Echo Boomers") refers to the cohort of individuals born, roughly, between 1980 and 1994.

Millennials, like other generations, are shaped by the events, leaders, developments and trends of their time.

Internet

9/11

Iraq War

Instant communication technologies (IM, Texting, E-mail)

New Media (YouTube, Facebook, MySpace,etc.

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Generation Y-Millennials

Some general characteristics

Instant gratification

Mobile

Technology savvy

Quickly bored

Multi-takings

Attracted to large social movements

Like mentors

Interdependent

Global Empowered

So important to understand what these students are like so we can better assist with their personal and professional development

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What is Student Engagement?

“Student-engagement theory had its origin in the work of Astin (1984,1985), Pace (1984), and Kuh and his colleagues (Kuh, Schuh, Whitt, and Associates, 1991; Kuh, Whitt, and Strange, 1989). Although these writers used different terminology to describe their concepts of student engagement, their views were based on the simple, but powerful, premise that students learn from what they do in college. Research has strongly supported this assumption, indicating that engagement is positively related to objective and subjective measures of gains in general abilities and critical thinking.”

Engagement is a buzzword within higher education and is a much-studied topic

Creating a seamless learning environment

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Why is This So Important?

Key Longitudinal Programming Opportunity: These students are the middle of the pipeline and are often overlooked

Undergraduate students (pre-health) and undecided students are an important audience because they are at the point of career decision-making and are looking to build their resumes/network

We will be able to see results much faster with these students than younger audiences

Can access these students by connecting with academic advisors, teachers, the Career Center- should be a mechanism you use to help cultivate the undecided students

what is the double t health service corps
What Is the Double T Health Service Corps?

General overview and structure

Composed of students from undergrad campus and TTUHSC

Rural Health Education Scholars

Leadership Team

General Membership

Professional/personal developments integrated into meetings and service activities

“With the Double T Heath Service

Corps I am able to be a role

model through service. I am able

to help undergraduate students

who wish to pursue a career in

the health professions.”

-Kyle Miller, SOM, Student Regent

why are students involved
Why Are Students Involved?

“…I just love being a part of the Corps! I have been a member for the past six years; during my undergraduate years and now while I am in medical school. This organization has allowed me to form relationships with people all medical disciplines.” Kelsey Kelso, School of Medicine

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Sharing the Love
    • West Texas AHEC is expanding this student organization concept to other community college and university campuses in the service region.
    • Pioneer Health Service Corps – Wayland Baptist University
    • South Plains College
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How We Communicate with Them
    • Strategies for establishing and effectively working with student organizations on college campuses, including:
        • Find an advisor/ staff champion on each campus
        • Collaborate with community and campus partners
        • Communicate in ways that are relevant to students’ needs. (Facebook, Twitter, text messages, etc.)
        • Determine meeting times and locations that meet student schedule needs (not 8-5)
        • Develop service projects that engage students in the community
        • Facilitate undergraduate students’ access to resources and people who can foster their preparation for health professions training.
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Let’s Get it Started
    • Indentify stakeholders and champions
    • Articulate goals
    • Create effective communication methods
    • Work collaboratively with other organizations
    • Get members involved
    • Draw the connection of the importance of being involved with the community and organizations
    • Student need to have meaningful experiences
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Why is Working with Collegiate Students Important?
    • Why include the often forgotten
        • They are in the middle of the pipeline
        • Point of career decision-making and are looking to build their resumes/networks
        • See results much faster
        • They are a lot of fun to work with-see their growth and development
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Why is Working with Collegiate Students Important?
    • Why include the often forgotten
        • They are in the middle of the pipeline
        • Point of career decision-making and are looking to build their resumes/networks
        • See results much faster
        • They are a lot of fun to work with-see their growth and development
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Resources
    • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) http://nsse.iub.edu/
    • Garman, B. “Civic Education Through Service Learning.” ERIC digest. Bloomington, Ind.:ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 1995.
    • Pike, G.R.& Kuh, G. (2005)A typology for student engagement for american colleges and universities, Research in Higher Education, 46, 185-209.
    • Lizzio, A.& Wilson, K. (2006)Enhancing the effectiveness of self-managed learning groups; understanding students’ choices and concerns, Studies in Higher Education,31, 689-703.
    • Kirlin, M. (2002)Civic skill building: the missing component in service programs?, Political Science and Politics,35, 571-575.
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Wrapping it Up
    • Questions, comments, or concerns?
    • Feel free to contact the West Texas Program Office if you would like additional information about collegiate programming.
        • Phone: 806.743.1338
        • Website: www.westtexasahec.org
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