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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.
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.
Ratios of Providers to 100,000 population. Comparison between U.S. and Texas
Those student out of high school, not yet accepted into health professions training programs
Excellent source of for recruiting and relationship building
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.
Instant communication technologies (IM, Texting, E-mail)
New Media (YouTube, Facebook, MySpace,etc.
Some general characteristics
Attracted to large social movements
So important to understand what these students are like so we can better assist with their personal and professional development
“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
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
General overview and structure
Composed of students from undergrad campus and TTUHSC
Rural Health Education Scholars
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
“…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