Perceptions of Clinical Education Preparedness at a Large Urban US University: Is There a Difference Between US-Born and Non-US Born Students?

Authors

  • Timmerie Cohen Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  • M. Ferell Justice Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  • Melanie C. Dempsey Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v4i3.464

Keywords:

radiation science, international students, clinical education, social comfort, clinical confidence, clinical prepardness

Abstract

This research compared three clinical preparedness domains, communication ability, social comfort, and clinical confidence, between US-born and non-US born radiation sciences students. The aim of the study was to determine if there were perceived differences in clinical preparedness between them. Student’s place of birth was found to be an influencing factor in each of the clinical preparedness domains. Informing faculty, clinical instructors, and hospital staff of the perceived differences in clinical education preparedness among non-US born students may serve as a catalyst for instructional change. Educators can then formulate instructional strategies to better prepared non-US born students.

Author Biographies

Timmerie Cohen, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

Timmerie Cohen PhD, RT (R) (T) CMD is an assistant professor and clinical coordinator of radiation therapy education in the Department of Radiation Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has 16 years of experience in the field of radiation oncology having worked as a radiation therapist, medical dosimetrist, and educator. Dr. Cohen completed her Doctoral Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Public Policy and Administration.

M. Ferell Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

M. Ferell Justice MS RT (R) is Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and serves as the Clinical Radiation Safety Educator for VCU Health Systems. He received his M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Education with an emphasis in Health Promotion. Research interests include multicultural subjects pertaining to patient care, student relations, and radiation safety topics.

Melanie C. Dempsey, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

Melanie C. Dempsey, MS, RT(R) (T), CMD, is an assistant professor and program director of radiation therapy education in the Department of Radiation Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of radiation oncology having worked as a radiation therapist, medical dosimetrist and department manager. Ms. Dempsey is completing her doctoral studies in education at Virginia Commonwealth University

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Published

2014-07-01

How to Cite

Cohen, T., Justice, M. F., & Dempsey, M. C. (2014). Perceptions of Clinical Education Preparedness at a Large Urban US University: Is There a Difference Between US-Born and Non-US Born Students?. Journal of International Students, 4(3), 236–246. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v4i3.464

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Research Articles