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Outcomes, Activities, and Assessment

DESIRED OUTCOMES

OBJECTIVES

ACTIVITIES

ASSESSMENT


Familiarity with spectrum of health care professions

Expose students at an early age to the spectrum of health care professions available through a variety of methods, emphasizing practical experience and hands-on learning.

Saturday academies with required parental attendance at initial and final sessions

Goalat least 90% of student and parents will rate the Academy good to excellent on a 5 point Likert scale in anonymous questionnaires distributed at each of 6 Saturday Academy sessions. Questions rate session comprehensibility, utility, and accessibility.


Competence in math, verbal and science skills for health care professions.

Expose students at an early age to the spectrum of health care professions available through a variety of methods, emphasizing practical experience and hands-on learning.
Foster community involvement of biomedical scholars and encourage their commitment to practice with the medically underserved in California, particularly in the Pomona area.

Saturday academies academic mentoring

Goal- First year Biomedical Scholars will improve their math and science performance on a sequence of four subject take home exams given during the course of the 2011-12 year.


Retention in pipeline

Enhance test taking skills and specific exam preparation, including PSAT, SAT and MCAT

Goal of the first year students involved in the introductory academies, a minimum of 20% will apply to become Biomedical Scholars. Biomedical Scholar applicant names will be compared to attendance rolls from the introductory academies.


Scores on standardized tests at or above institutional averages

Develop math, science and verbal skills necessary for undergraduate and professional school admissions and success

Test preparation courses at appropriate intervals

  1. Standardized exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT, MCAT)
  2. Cannot assess in 2011-12

Maintaining graduate health professional’s ties to Pomona community

Produce culturally competent health care professionals

  1. Early immersion in Community service
  2. White coat ceremony
  3. Student participation at Western University as standardized patients
  4. PCHAT participation
  1. Self assessment survey at mid program, end high school and pre-clinical rotations targeting attitudes and aspirations toward local community involvement;
  2. Residency and practice placement
  3. Cannot assess in 2011-12

Family engagement in educational enterprise and support of health professional aspirations

Foster community involvement of biomedical scholars and encourage their commitment to practice with the medically underserved in California, particularly in the Pomona area

  1. Parental orientation forums
  2. Academic academy attendance
  3. Educational contract
  1. Self-assessment questionnaire survey
  2. Numbers attending academic academies and parental orientation

Familiarity with financial aid options for higher education

Foster community involvement of biomedical scholars and encourage their commitment to practice with the medically underserved in California, particularly in the Pomona area.

Parental seminars conducted by Cal Poly and WU financial aid

  1. Completion of FAF
  2. Attendance at parental financial aid orientation
  3. Cannot assess in 2011-12

Cultural competence

Retain biomedical scholars in PHCL program through professional school graduation.
Produce culturally competent health care professionals.

  1. Community service, Including PCHAT*
  2. Medical Spanish module in academic academy
  1. -Self assessment survey
  2. Pre and post testing of medical Spanish skills
  3. Cannot assess in 2011-12

Graduation with professional degree

Enhance test taking skills and specific exam preparation, including PSAT, SAT and MCAT
Foster community involvement of biomedical scholars and encourage their commitment to practice with the medically underserved in California, particularly in the Pomona area.

Community scholarships

  1. Actual numbers of scholarship supported students
  2. Cannot assess in 2011-12