CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Best Practices in Providing Quality Education in Allied Health Programs at HBCUs
A common goal of HBCU allied health programs is to prepare students to excel in the allied health professions by promoting innovative thinkers, caring and engaged learners, and those with an openness to learn and share information. Providing quality allied health education at HBCUs remains a challenge. Such challenges include improving knowledge of allied health professions, building institutional support for allied health programs, attracting better prepared applicants particularly in science, increasing student recruitment and retention rates, providing innovative educational methods, and enhancing student success on licensure and certification examinations.
Also, HBCUs face challenges related to attracting qualified faculty, raising faculty salaries that are comparable to those earned by clinicians, alleviating faculty shortages, aging of faculty, mentorship of faculty, and developing pipelines for filling faculty positions. Additional challenges are ways to help our students in the areas of academic support, scholarships, financial literacy, mental health, and food insecurity.
We invite you submit abstracts on evidence-based best practices and techniques for providing quality educational programs in allied health at HBCUs. This conference will enhance the dissemination of information on such practices.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Abstracts must be submitted in the following format:
Title should be in all caps
First Name, Middle Initial, Surname, Highest Degree Earned, Institutional Affiliation
Body of Abstract
No more than 250 words, single-spaced, formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font
Preferred Presentation Format
Platform or poster presentation
Abstracts must be received by close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of the National Society of Allied Health.