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Urban Universities for HEALTH National Study of Admissions in the Health Professions

529 14th St NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC United States

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On September 30 in Washington, DC, Urban Universities for HEALTH Learning Collaborative will release the “National Study of Admissions in the Health Professions”. This report is the first to examine nationwide the impact and use of holistic review — a university admissions process that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores — for students pursuing careers in the health professions.

Many colleges and universities use a holistic admission process to select students. The practice has become more popular in health fields such as medicine, because it enables schools to evaluate a broader range of criteria important for student success, and to select individuals with the background and skills needed to meet the demands of a transforming health care environment. However, the extent to which this admissions practice was being used across schools of other health professions nationwide and the impact it has had on academic success, diversity, and other outcomes — such as students’ engagement with the community — were largely unknown until now.

The National Study on University Admissions in the Health Professions was led by Dr. Greer Glazer, Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, and coordinated by Urban Universities for HEALTH, a partnership effort of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)/Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

At the event, researchers and higher education leaders will discuss key findings from the study and the impact of the holistic review process.

RSVP to attend the event in Washington at: http://bit.ly/1otGUfu.

Register for the live webcast at: http://bit.ly/1qG7cjx.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Dr. Greer Glazer, Co-Principal Investigator and Dean, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Dr. Yvonne Maddox, Acting Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • Dr. Neil D. Theobald, President, Temple University
  • Dr. M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University

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Julia Michaels