Year of Publication
Communication Sciences & Disorders
BHS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
First Capstone/Thesis Advisor
Individuals from under-represented minority backgrounds are scarce within healthcare careers. Former research has suggested that this lack of diversity begins at the undergraduate level. This proposal discusses a potential solution to this problem occurring at the University of Kentucky and other colleges across the United States. Suggested intervention targeted diverse populations, connected students with faculty and staff, and provided shadowing resources for individuals from under-represented minority backgrounds. Based on research and current diversity statistics, populations of individuals from diverse backgrounds are expected to increase within the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Demographic information for the fall 2016 semester will become available in the fall of 2017.
Webb, Allison, "Improvement of Under-Represented Minority Individuals in the Healthcare Field of Communication Sciences and Disorders" (2016). Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection. 27.