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September 2011

1. Editor's Corner

Carol Baffi-Dugan

There is no question that the strength of NAAHP lies in the strong, vibrant regional associations that serve as the four pillars upon which it stands.

2. The US Healthcare Workforce: What Health Professions Advisors Need to Know

Tom Levitan, MEd
Jennifer Athay, PharmD

Healthcare reform has been a central theme of politics and current events for the last few years and the reform is likely to continue. Linked to healthcare reform is the healthcare workforce...

3. Leveraging Strengths to Bring Out the Best in Human Systems: An Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry

Ronald E. Fry, PhD

Those of us drawn to teaching, advising, coaching and otherwise helping young adults to advance in their education and professional studies are in pivotal developmental roles.

4. The Personal Interview — Is There a Better Way?

Carol Terregino, MD
Meryle Kramer
Megan Rigney

The entering class of 2011 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is the first medical school class in the northeast to be admitted through the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process and the first class to be evaluated systematically via the preprofessional competencies recommended by the MR5 Innovation Lab Working Group.

5. Preparing Students for Multiple Mini Interviews

Ruth O. Bingham, PhD
Phillip Scharf, PhD

Interviews are as essential to the process of admitting students to medical schools as they are fraught with widely acknowledged problems: ...

6. The Moral Values of Generation Y: Impact Alabama

Stephen Foster Black, Esq

In recent years, concern has grown regarding what might best be called “The Paradox of Generation Y.” Members of the Y Generation, those aged fifteen to twenty-five, are volunteering and participating in community activities at extremely high rates.

7. Advisor Concerns in the Digital Age: From Holding a Can of Worms to Releasing a Handful of Butterflies

Janet Snoyer

FERPA: The Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act. It hangs out in the background of your educational life. When you ask people to write letters for you, FERPA comes up.

8. The Advisor as Clinician and the Student as Patient: A Philosophy of Advising

J. Scott Wright, EdD

How do we conceive of our role as health professions advisors? Our relationship with students? What is the framework that we use to approach our work?

9. Rescuing the Problem Student: Suggestions for Assisting Students with Extreme Academic Deficiencies

Joseph Nika, PhD

All health professions advisors encounter tremendous numbers of students that are not competitive for acceptance to health science professional programs due to substandard curricular performances but may otherwise be competitive applicants.

10. Holistic Review

Craig Vaske, MS, MPA

As part of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) efforts to reform medical school admissions, workshops introducing the Holistic Review Initiative were held at all of the regional meetings.

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