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Building the Healthcare Professions Pipeline: A Qualitative Review of a Summer Work Experience for High School Youth (Eval19) 

11-22-2019 12:53

There is a currently a critical and growing shortage of health care workers in the United States.  This shortfall in workers is compounded by the lack of professionals from underrepresented minority groups.  This qualitative study focuses on a project that was developed through a community partnership between an inner-city public high school and a large health care network.  Fifteen students completed the summer work experience described here.  The program featured on-site work experience in twelve departments throughout the health network. It also included a series of personal and professional development trainings. Focus group and ripple effect mapping sessions elicited student feedback about short- and medium-term outcomes associated with their participation in the program.  Four key themes emerged: personal and professional development, communication and relationships, engaging experiences, and skills acquisition.  Students and program staff reflected on the success of this pilot program and made recommendations for future programs.
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#Health Professions ​Education Evaluation and Research 

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