Dental Pipeline Program: Phase I Results

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Dental Pipeline Program: Phase I Results

  1. 1. Dental Pipeline Program: Phase I Results Howard Bailit, DMD, PhD Presentation at UCSF Dental Public Health Seminar, October 14, 2008
  2. 2. Goal and Objectives <ul><li>Goal – Reduce Access Disparities </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend 60 days in community clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase cultural competency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit more underrepresented minority students </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Project Organization <ul><li>Co-Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Funders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Wood Johnson Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The California Endowment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The W. K. Kellogg Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Program Office </li></ul><ul><li>National Advisory Committee </li></ul>
  4. 4. Schools <ul><li>Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Boston </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Howard </li></ul><ul><li>Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Temple </li></ul><ul><li>West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Meharry </li></ul><ul><li>U. C. San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>U. C. Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>U. Southern Cal. </li></ul><ul><li>U. Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Loma Linda </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community-Based Education: Rationale <ul><ul><li>Patient-Centered Delivery Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Student/Residents More Productive </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Community Clinic Operations <ul><li>Faculty Practice - Supervise 1-2 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Students Average 6-8 Patients per Day </li></ul><ul><li>Longer Rotations Better Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Students Receive Credit for Services </li></ul>
  7. 7. Community Sites <ul><li>Great Demand for Students/Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly Clinics </li></ul>4 Schools/Nursing Homes 10 Practices 16 Other 2 Army/Prisons 17 Hospitals 50% Clinics
  8. 8. Outcomes, 2007 Days in Community Schools N=14
  9. 9. Outcomes, 2007 <ul><li>More Underserved Treated </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable Educational Experience </li></ul><ul><li>More Graduates in Community Clinics </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cultural Competency <ul><li>Cultural Competency Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, Residents, Faculty, Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Clinical Exposure Community </li></ul><ul><li>Core Social/Behavioral Courses </li></ul>
  11. 11. Underrepresented Minority Students: Rationale <ul><li>Increase Access to Minority Populations </li></ul><ul><li>Address Past Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Understanding All Students </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pipeline School Baseline, 2001 Schools Mean = 5.1% Percent URM Freshman Students (Excludes Howard, Meharry)
  13. 13. Strategy: Programs Elements <ul><li>URM Recruitment Material </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Baccalaureate </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Preprofessional Health Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>“Whole File Review” </li></ul><ul><li>Feeder College Management </li></ul>
  14. 14. Outcomes, 2007 Mean = 11.3% Percent URM in Freshman Class (Excludes Howard, Meharry) N Schools 2002 2007
  15. 15. Conclusions <ul><li>Reduced Access Disparities </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Dental Education </li></ul><ul><li>Gained Stakeholder Support </li></ul><ul><li>Identified Major Challenges </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wall of Heroes

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