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Empty Seats: Attracting Black and Latinx Male Students to the Medical Pipeline

White, Rhonda (2022) Empty Seats: Attracting Black and Latinx Male Students to the Medical Pipeline. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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A number of complex factors can be associated with barriers that cause Black and Latinx male students who are enrolled in a prehealth major to miss pipeline program opportunities. For some students’ associated barriers in education can create missed opportunities that range from low grade point averages to the lack of sponsorship as well as other valid reasons that are supported in literature (Thomas et al., 2011). So how can we attract Black and Latinx male premedical students for pipeline programs and fill empty seats with their presence? In this study, I seek to understand how high achieving Black and Latinx male premedical students succeeded barriers to demonstrate academic achievement and how they became knowledgeable about pipeline programs. Thus, this study will review advising, peer mentoring, marketing and recruiting as three target areas that may influence students’ decisions to apply and matriculate into premedical pipeline programs.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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Committee ChairDeAngelo,
Committee MemberAkiva,
Committee MemberDavis,
Date: 10 January 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 November 2021
Approval Date: 10 January 2022
Submission Date: 10 December 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 86
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black and Latinx Male Premedical, Pipeline Programs
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 18:18
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 18:18


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