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
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
Program Overview Communication and Perceptions National Communication (AACOM) Institutional & Constituent Communication Western U/COMP OU-COM Discussion and Implications for the Future
Program Overview Data Collection The Benefits of Collaboration on Data Collection Discussion and Implications for the Future Summary and Conclusion
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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%.
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%
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%
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
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%
Discussion Matriculant vs. Non-Matriculant Data? Inferences? Thoughts?
Role of Perceptions & Communication Perceptions and Communication OU-COM/COMP Distinctiveness and Parity Patient Centered Primary Care Full Scope Practice
Roles of Perceptions & Communication OU-COM/COMP Print Media *Viewbook *CORE Clinical Brochures * Research & Clinical Review *Today’s D.O.
Roles of Perceptions & Communication OU-COM/COMP Electronic Media *Web Presence *Electronic Newsletter *Electronic Discussion Boards
Roles of Perceptions & Communication OU-COM/COMP Personal Contact *Accessibility Student & Family Pre-Professional Advisors * Emphasis on Relationships Reflective of the Osteopathic Approach
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
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
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
Roles of Perceptions & Communication External Constituents *Keepsake - A Guide for Minority Science Students *Newsweek Magazine –Hero M.D. *ER/Gray’s Anatomy/House MD
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)
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?
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!)
Data Collection Questions & Discussion Future Directions & Implications
Summary Matric & Non-Matric Data Perceptions & Communication Data Collection Importance of Collaboration
Contact Information: Susan Hansen, M.S. - Western U/COMP firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas Levitan, M.Ed. – AACOM email@example.com John D. Schriner, Ph.D. - OU-COM firstname.lastname@example.org Harold C. Thompson III, D.O. - OU-COM email@example.com Bart Yee, D.O. - Western U/COMP firstname.lastname@example.org
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