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Parental involvement in recruitment of underrepresented minority students.
J Dent Educ. 2008 Jun; 72(6):680-7.JD

Abstract

Recruitment of underrepresented minority (URM) students to dental schools has had limited success, so dental schools need to reach out to high school students with programs to extend the pipeline. The Short Term Enrichment Program (STEP) of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine adds a new dimension to these efforts by involving parents, who directly or indirectly impact their children's career decisions. The program consists of an introductory two-day course that includes presentations of the dental profession, laboratory, and virtual classrooms. Biannual follow-up workshops are conducted for both children and parents. Outcomes are measured through pre- and post-program surveys, focus groups, and interviews. STEP attendance has increased over five years, with a total of 163 students participating and 56 percent of their parents attending the program. Eighty participants have graduated from high school, twenty-three of whom are enrolled in a predental program or dental school; twelve are in other prehealth programs. Students in predental programs or dental school have the highest percentage of parents who participated in STEP (96 percent) and engaged them in discussions over career goals (100 percent).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Minority Affairs, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. wadenya@dental.upenn.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18519598

Citation

Wadenya, Rose O., and Naty Lopez. "Parental Involvement in Recruitment of Underrepresented Minority Students." Journal of Dental Education, vol. 72, no. 6, 2008, pp. 680-7.
Wadenya RO, Lopez N. Parental involvement in recruitment of underrepresented minority students. J Dent Educ. 2008;72(6):680-7.
Wadenya, R. O., & Lopez, N. (2008). Parental involvement in recruitment of underrepresented minority students. Journal of Dental Education, 72(6), 680-7.
Wadenya RO, Lopez N. Parental Involvement in Recruitment of Underrepresented Minority Students. J Dent Educ. 2008;72(6):680-7. PubMed PMID: 18519598.
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