Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2015

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Department

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Advisor

Rong Chen, Ph.D

Committee Member

Martin Finkelstein, Ph.D

Committee Member

Robin Eubanks, PH.D

Keywords

Dental Student Success, Pre Admission Factors, Student Persistence, Underrepresented Minorities in Health Professions, URM students in the Health Professions, Health Disparities

Abstract

This quantitative study assessed the preadmission factor relationship to success at a graduate dental school. Preadmission factors are used nationally to assess student ability. There are concerns about the reliability of these factors in measuring URM student ability. 1,275 records were collected and assessed for those admitted between the years 1998-2009. Multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to assess the relationship of the pre admission variables to the continuous variable Dental School GPA. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess the relationship of the pre admission variables to the dichotomous categorical variables of Licensure Obtainment and Degree Awarded Status. Based on the findings, recommendations were made for bolstering the factors that contribute to a student’s success in dental school.

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Dentistry Commons

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