In the wake of the pandemic, the landscape of education, the way students prefer to learn, and the traditional methods educators have used to be effective in the past have all changed. In this article, Dr. Sue Subocz, Associate President and Provost at Walden University, offers up a few key things she's learned to help others become highly effective educators.
Diversity improves performance, particularly when an organization’s most senior leadership is a collaborative and decidedly diverse team. This begins with a company’s board of directors. Besides the CEO, the board is the most visible face of a company, especially a publicly traded one.
After completing medical school, the next step for a graduate is residency—the post-graduate training that every new physician goes through to practice in their medical specialty. Like medical school, the process to get into residency is application-based, expensive, time-consuming, and highly competitive. Also, like medical school, there are significant disparities in how residents are selected. In this article, Dr. Heidi Chumley, Dean at Ross University School of Medicine, discusses those disparities and how medical schools can prepare their students to overcome these obstacles and succeed in their residency placements.
Academic collaborations and inter-segmental partnerships are necessary to create more accessible educational and career pathways, better alliances for knowledge sharing across funding platforms and to ensure that the faculty, staff, and leaders at universities represent the diversity of the student population.
In this article, Dr. Sean Callanan, Dean at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine discusses the One Health philosophy, how veterinarians play a crucial role in managing the relationship between human, animal and environmental health, and the ways Ross Vet is putting One Health research into practice.
In this article, Dr. Pedro Delgado, Dean at American University of the Caribbean, discusses the need for equitable representation of Hispanic and Latino healthcare workers. By having more physicians, nurses and other healthcare staff of Hispanic backgrounds, it can positively impact the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
Dr. Heidi Chumley, Dean of Ross University School of Medicine, discusses how institutions and physician educators can help improve medical students' chances of success by meeting learners where they are in terms of medical school preparedness and readiness.
Delivering innovative, immersive and engaging student experiences that enhance learning capabilities and better prepare our students for the real world is a core part of our mission. In this article from Steven Tom, Chief Customer Officer at Adtalem, he describes the use of “Linda,” a digital human and product of the partnership between Walden University and Soul Machines. Linda is being used by counseling students at Walden to practice empathy training and immerse themselves in patient-provider conversations.
Admitting students who score in lower MCAT percentiles is not enough to ensure more diverse representation in medical school. These students must graduate. As the dean of Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Heidi Chumley feels a responsibility to make sure opportunity is equally distributed to all students in medical school, regardless of background or MCAT score. In this latest installment of her article series on equity and diversity in medical education, Dr. Chumley expounds on the ways medical schools can support all students from admission to graduation to ensure the best outcomes and set them up for success as they begin their careers as Medical Doctors.
In this article, Heidi Chumley MD, MBA, dean of Ross University School of Medicine, discusses how the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) contributes to educational injustice and serves as a barrier prohibiting LatinX, Black, indigenous and other BIPOC students from applying to or attending medical school.
The Adtalem Global Education Foundation has recently approved nine grants during their May grant cycle totaling $430,000.
Adtalem's President and CEO, Steve Beard, discusses the ways in which leaders must constantly reflect on the ways in which they can create positive change in society, and businesses must embed complementary initiatives into their operations.