The following case studies highlight how the five demonstration sites used the strategies and measures in our Urban Universities for HEALTH Metrics Toolkit.
Cleveland State University (CSU)/Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) analyzed medical student outcomes by admissions pathway with the aim of increasing student diversity and entry into primary care fields. The differences among the pathways were startling. NEOMED found that the original 6- and 8-year B.S./MD pathways did not yield a diverse group of students with career goals that would meet workforce needs, and that other pathways were more effective at achieving these goals. This information allowed the school to expand pathways that were most closely aligned with their mission.
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SUNY Downstate Medical University
Located in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation, SUNY Downstate’s medical students speak more than 95 different languages. This diversity is critical for the university’s ability to serve non-English speaking patients. The university uses the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) survey, which asks participants about their language usage and proficiency, to monitor linguistic diversity and assess how well they are meeting local patients’ needs.
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University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati’s Academic Health Center found a significant gap in enrollment of Black/African American students in its health professions programs compared to the local population in Hamilton County, OH. Working together, the health professions schools established new measures to track progress toward their goal of increasing local enrollment and student body diversity.
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University of Missouri-Kansas City
To increase diversity in the UMKC six-year B.A./M.D. program, the UMKC School of Medicine has focused on two efforts to increase diversity: holistic review in admissions, and pipeline programs for underrepresented high school students. Both efforts were guided by data within the school, as well as national trends, and both efforts allow admissions and recruitment efforts to be driven by institutional mission and goals.
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University of New Mexico
In 2012, the Governor of New Mexico signed the Health Care Workforce Data Collection, Analysis and Policy Act (House Bill 19) , authorizing the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to collect and store data across all licensing boards. This gave the university unprecedented access to health workforce data, which it uses to identify unmet needs in the state and inform changes to the university’s policies and programs.
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