An evaluation of the Med Quest Program : a recruitment effort by the Faculty of Medicine

Kirby, Frances Dorothy (1992) An evaluation of the Med Quest Program : a recruitment effort by the Faculty of Medicine. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study examined the evaluation of the 1991 Med Quest program of the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, to determine if the objectives of the program are being met. The following areas of the Med Quest program were studied: (1) influence on students' selection of science courses; (2) influence of students' selection of a health career; and (3) an investigation of whether there has been a change in students' perceptions of ability to attain a health career. -- The population sample used was 243 participants who attended the program during the summers of 1990 and 1991. Through questionnaire analysis, frequency tables were generated and the results interpreted, which led to a number of conclusions. Firstly, Med Quest was affecting the career choice of 87.4% of the respondents mainly by broadening the health science career choices that are available and attainable for students. Secondly, it was evident that Med Quest has provided encouragement for the participants to take science courses in high school and post secondary school, and the majority are pursuing this direction. Thirdly, students believe that they are capable of becoming a health professional because of their exposure to Med Quest. -- Overall, the 1991 program was a success as 125 high school students had an educational experience that has influenced their career choice, their outlook on future study, and on their perception of being able to attain a health career.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5089
Item ID: 5089
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 95-97.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1992
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Medical personnel--Newfoundland and Labrador--Recruiting; Rural youth--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes

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