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Improving the adjustment of educationally disadvantaged students to medical school: the Summer Enrichment Program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16184295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a 6-week pre-matriculation program that targets students who may be at an educational disadvantage and/or may have difficulties adjusting to the rigors of medical school. The objective of the current study was to determine whether the SEP (a) eased the transition to the first year of medical school and (b) had an impact on academic performance during the first year of medical school. All students from groups underrepresented in medicine, who had been invited to participate in the SEP, and all Humanities and Medicine Program students who matriculated at Mount Sinai School of Medicine between 1999 and 2003 and were still matriculated during the 2003-2004 academic year were asked to respond to a survey distributed in the spring of 2004. In addition, student academic profiles were reviewed. Responses to the survey indicated that the SEP provided important emotional benefits for those students who chose to attend the program. Virtually all students who had attended had praise for the program and felt that it eased the transition to medical school, helped build confidence and facilitated social connections. In addition, those students from groups underrepresented in medicine who attended the SEP had less academic difficulty (fewer course failures) in their first year of medical school.
Benjamin Kornitzer; Edward Ronan; Mary R Rifkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Educational Measurement*
Educational Status
Minority Groups / education*
New York City
Program Evaluation / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Schools, Medical / organization & administration*
Students, Medical*

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