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Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants: The Role of Perceptions, Communication and Data Collection

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  1. Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants: The Role of Perceptions, Communication and Data Collection Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators June 27-29, 2007

  2. Program Overview Identification of Admission Data: Matriculants vs. Non-Matriculants (A Three Year + Analysis) National (AACOM) Private (Western U/COMP) State (OU-COM) Discussion of Data and Implications for the Future

  3. Program Overview Communication and Perceptions National Communication (AACOM) Institutional & Constituent Communication Western U/COMP OU-COM Discussion and Implications for the Future

  4. Program Overview Data Collection The Benefits of Collaboration on Data Collection Discussion and Implications for the Future Summary and Conclusion

  5. Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants Matriculants Compared to Applicants at All Osteopathic Colleges (applicant data points do not include UNTHSC) EC 2002 Matriculants n=2963 Applicants N=6683

  6. Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants Matriculants Compared to Applicants at All Osteopathic Colleges (applicant data points do not include UNTHSC) EC 2003 Matriculants n=3223 Applicants N=7140

  7. Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants Matriculants Compared to Applicants at All Osteopathic Colleges (applicant data points do not include UNTHSC) EC 2004 Matriculants n=3536 Applicants N=7629

  8. Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants Matriculants Compared to Applicants at All Osteopathic Colleges (applicant data points do not include UNTHSC) EC 2005 Matriculants n=3804 Applicants N=8562

  9. Encouraging Truly Osteopathic Matriculants Matriculants Compared to Applicants at All Osteopathic Colleges (applicant data points do not include UNTHSC) EC 2006 (preliminary data) Matriculants n=3929 Applicants N=9737

  10. Matriculants vs. Non-MatriculantsWesternU/COMP EC 2004 N = 423 Matriculants n=198 Science Non-Science Overall MCAT 3.40 3.57 3.48 26.4 Non-Matriculants n = 225 Science Non-Science Overall MCAT 3.45 3.59 3.52 26.3

  11. Matriculants vs. Non-MatriculantsWesternU/COMP EC 2005 N = 550 Matriculants n=213 Science Non-Science Overall MCAT 3.41 3.50 3.45 26.6 Non-Matriculants n = 337 Science Non-Science Overall MCAT 3.47 3.56 3.57 27.7 24% to MD 29% to DO 25% deferred 4% not attending medical school 18% no response* *attending medical school

  12. Matriculants vs. Non-MatriculantsWesternU/COMP EC 2006 N = 525 Matriculants n=218 Science Non-Science Overall MCAT 3.43 3.56 3.49 26.9 Non-Matriculants n = 307 Science Non-Science Overall MCAT 3.47 3.56 3.59 27.4 12% to MD 52% to DO 31% deferred, 5% not attending medical school

  13. Matriculants vs. Non-Matriculants OU-COM EC 2004 N=180 Matriculants n=114 Science Non-Science Over-all MCAT 3.39 3.60 3.49 25.3 Non-Matriculants n=66 3.45 3.58 3.54 27.9 65% to MD 18% to DO 14% Deferred 3% - Not Attending Med School

  14. Matriculants vs. Non-MatriculantsOU-COM EC 2005 N=148 Matriculants n=108 Science Non-Science Over-All MCAT 3.45 3.66 3.54 24 Non-Matriculants n=40 3.54 3.73 3.63 27 59% to MD 17% to DO 22% Deferred 2% Not Attending Med School

  15. Matriculants vs. Non-MatriculantsOU-COM EC 2006N=161 Matriculants n=108 Science Non-Science Over-All MCAT 3.47 3.64 3.55 24.6 Non-Matriculants n=53 3.56 3.72 3.63 27.3 75% to MD 13% to DO 8% Deferred 4% Not Attending Med School

  16. Matriculants vs. Non-MatriculantsOU-COM/COMP Additional Observations & Characteristics * Personal Essays; Primary & Secondary * Letters of Recommendation From D.O.’s * Perceived Osteopathic Orientation During Interviews * D.O. vs M.D. shadowing experience

  17. Non-Matriculant Survey – WesternU/COMP • Students who declined or withdrew after acceptance were online surveyed • All responses were voluntary and non-traceable to the respondent • Office of Institutional Research gathers, analyzes, and reports the data • Many respondents do not answer all questions • The Survey has evolved somewhat each year

  18. Non-Matriculant Survey Data – WesternU/COMPDemographics

  19. Non-Matriculant Survey Data – WesternU/COMPDemographics

  20. Top Non-Matriculant Concerns

  21. Top Non-Matriculant Concerns

  22. Interview and Application Experiences Consistently from 2004-2006 • 62% felt the Interview Day increased their interest in WesternU • 88% of students felt the application experience was as good as or better than other schools

  23. Which school do you plan to attend?

  24. Matriculant Data – EC 2006 • Freshman students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific were invited to respond to an online survey from August 24 through September 10, 2006 asking why they decided to enroll at WesternU. • With 55 responses out of a class of 219 students, the response rate was 25.1%.

  25. Reasons For COMP Matriculation Educational Offerings Curriculum 73% Philosophy of Teaching and Learning 53% Clinical Educational Training 49% Academic Reputation 35% Regional Location Southern California 71%

  26. Reasons for COMP Matriculation Founding Principles WesternU Philosophy of Humanism 62% Admission Experience Students Met Face to Face 60% Timing of WesternU Decision 47% How Well Treated in Process 42% Faculty Met Face to Face 40%

  27. Matriculant Areas of Concern Location in Pomona 16% Costs of Tuition and Housing 16% Appearance, Quality of Buildings 11% Campus Safety 9% Very similar to Non-Matriculants, but at much lower level and did not prevent acceptance

  28. Matriculant Sources of Information WesternU Website 67% Students I Communicated With 63% Non WesternU Websites (AACOM, etc) 50% Interview Day presentations 49% Interview Orientation Booklet 43% Information from tour guide 40% Faculty I Communicated With 32% WesternU Literature 21% Information from Staff 21%

  29. Discussion Matriculant vs. Non-Matriculant Data? Inferences? Thoughts?

  30. Role of Perceptions & Communication Perceptions and Communication OU-COM/COMP Distinctiveness and Parity Patient Centered Primary Care Full Scope Practice

  31. Roles of Perceptions & Communication OU-COM/COMP Print Media *Viewbook *CORE Clinical Brochures * Research & Clinical Review *Today’s D.O.

  32. Roles of Perceptions & Communication OU-COM/COMP Electronic Media *Web Presence *Electronic Newsletter *Electronic Discussion Boards

  33. Roles of Perceptions & Communication OU-COM/COMP Personal Contact *Accessibility Student & Family Pre-Professional Advisors * Emphasis on Relationships Reflective of the Osteopathic Approach

  34. Role of Perceptions & Communication External Constituents National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) * Print and Web Presence * “The Advisor” NAAHP Journal * National Meetings

  35. Roles of Perception & Communication External Constituents *North East Association of Advisors to the Health Professions (NEAAHP) *Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (CAAHP) - Web Presence - Regional Meetings - GSA Co-Sponsored Meetings

  36. Roles of Perceptions & Communication External Constituents *Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP) *Western Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (WAAHP) - Web Presence - PreMedical Advisor’s Reference Manual - Regional Meetings

  37. Roles of Perceptions & Communication External Constituents *Keepsake - A Guide for Minority Science Students *Newsweek Magazine –Hero M.D. *ER/Gray’s Anatomy/House MD

  38. Data Collection “I can’t have information I know would be of interest to someone and not share it.” - Sanford Berman (former head cataloger, Hennepin County Library System)

  39. Data Collection Opportunities for and from sharing data *Common non-matriculating student survey administered thorough AACOMAS *Standard reports comparing matriculants and non-matriculants - individual college compared to all COMs - individual college compared to cohort COMs * Other ideas?

  40. Data Collection • Collaboration and data collection can help identify institutional challenges and national challenges • Collaboration and data collection and Complete data sets contribute to the body of knowledge necessary for quality evaluation and assessment • Evaluation and assessment are integral to institutional advancement and the advancement of the profession (Accreditation Teams like it too!)

  41. Data Collection Questions & Discussion Future Directions & Implications

  42. Summary Matric & Non-Matric Data Perceptions & Communication Data Collection Importance of Collaboration

  43. Contact Information: Susan Hansen, M.S. - Western U/COMP shanson@westernu.edu Thomas Levitan, M.Ed. – AACOM tlevitan@aacom.org John D. Schriner, Ph.D. - OU-COM schriner@ohio.edu Harold C. Thompson III, D.O. - OU-COM thompsh1@ohio.edu Bart Yee, D.O. - Western U/COMP byee@westernu.edu

  44. THANK YOU!!! We Appreciated Your Time and Attention Have a Great Day!