ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY: THE DUKE-EAST CAROLINA PARTNERSHIPS FOR TRAINING PROGRAM

Mary T. Champagne, Donna Hewitt, Nancy Short, Susan Pietrangelo-Brown, Susan Epstein, Margaret Bowers

Abstract


Duke University and East Carolina University through their Schools of Nursing and Physician Assistant Programs are in the third year of the Partnerships for Training Program (PFT). The goal of PFT is to prepare primary care providers to increase access to care in medically underserved and health professional shortage areas. This paper discusses how an asynchronous online mode was used to bring the universities and all of their resources to rural students in North Carolina. In addition, preparing students to access the online university and preparing faculty to teach using this new medium are discussed.


Keywords


Collaborative Education,Health Care,Access,Partnerships

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References


East Carolina Health Services Research and Development. Rates calculated by Alton Rucker and John Spencer, 1995.

East Carolina Health Services Research and Development and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Calculated from data published in the 1994 Directory of Physicians in Eastern North Carolina.

North Carolina Health Professions Databook. 1995.

Levine, Arthur. “The Soul of the University”, New York Times OP-ED, March 13, 2000.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v6i2.1865



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