Changes to student demographics following the introduction of a graduate entry medical program: Experience from Australia's largest school 1997-2006

Zhang, Jenny, Wilkinson, David, Peterson, Raymond and Parker, Malcolm (2009). Changes to student demographics following the introduction of a graduate entry medical program: Experience from Australia's largest school 1997-2006. In: ANZAME09: Bridging Professional Islands. ANZAME09: Bridging Professional Islands, Launceston, TAS, Australia, (173-173). 30 June–3 July 2009.

Author Zhang, Jenny
Wilkinson, David
Peterson, Raymond
Parker, Malcolm
Title of paper Changes to student demographics following the introduction of a graduate entry medical program: Experience from Australia's largest school 1997-2006
Conference name ANZAME09: Bridging Professional Islands
Conference location Launceston, TAS, Australia
Conference dates 30 June–3 July 2009
Convener Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAME)
Proceedings title ANZAME09: Bridging Professional Islands
Place of Publication Launceston, TAS, Australia
Publisher Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAME)
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Poster
ISBN 9780980578706
0980578701
Start page 173
End page 173
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction: Over recent years we have become aware that the graduate-entry medical program (GMP) might be acting as a barrier to some students wishing to do medicine. We became concerned that the original intent of the change to a GMP might have been misplaced or become dated. We therefore sought to describe changes in student demographic characteristics over time.

Conclusions and implications: Our data suggest that the introduction of graduate entry has done little to encourage diversity at this medical school. We wonder whether the development of a parallel entry path for graduates, as opposed to a wholesale move to exclusive graduate entry might have been more readily accepted. Others considering whether to develop undergraduate or graduate entry medical programs might find our data helpful in their planning.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Given as part of the Poster Presentations Session "Student learning" as Poster 19.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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