AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Med, Dept Biomed Informat
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CitationCoplan, B., Bautista, T. G., & Dehn, R. W. (2018). PA program characteristics and diversity in the profession. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 31(3), 38-46, doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000530295.15656.51
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AbstractObjectives: The primary objective of this study was to identify PA program characteristics that may be associated with higher or lower percentages of underrepresented minority students in PA programs. Methods: Data from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) 2002-2003 and 2012-2013 annual surveys were analyzed. Bivariate correlation coefficients and multiple regression modeling were used to identify relationships between program characteristics and percentages of black and Hispanic students. Results: The percentage of white matriculants in PA programs increased from 76.5% in 2002-2003 to 81.8% in 2012-2013; the percentage of black students decreased from 6.2% to 4.4%. Multiple linear regression revealed a modest negative relationship between master's degree and percentage of underrepresented minority students and a modest positive relationship between percentages of underrepresented minority employees and underrepresented minority students. Conclusions: Further research is needed to identify strategies to increase underrepresented minority participation in healthcare professions programs.
Note12 month embargo; published online: March 2018. Note from author: "The tables got re-numbered in the final publication (table 4 became table 1, and tables 1,2,and 3 became 2,3,and 4 respectively."
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