Historically Black Colleges and Universities' Mentorship of Health Profession Students: A Content Analysis Exploring the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program

Kaye Thompson-Rogers, Dannielle Joy Davis, Denise Davis-Maye, Claudine Turner
2018 IAFOR Journal of Education  
The medical profession, as well as allied health careers, in the United States continues to experience a lack of diversity in terms of the number of African Americans practicing in these fields. This work highlights a postsecondary program developed to increase the population of Black physicians and health care workers throughout the nation: the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program. Data from this study centers upon multi-year evaluation reports and journaling. Mentoring serves as the
more » ... ing serves as the conceptual framework in interpreting content analysis of these reports and the current program director's reflective notes. Recommendations for practice center upon mentor training and cultivating stronger program mentoring relationships between students, faculty, and staff.
doi:10.22492/ije.6.2.02 fatcat:ru6a6ulw7nfy7chfoq6ehxm75q