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Supporting a Diverse Future Healthcare Workforce

presented by Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L

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Financial: Bill Wong receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Bill Wong has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 18 Minutes

Given that holistic admissions and holistic review are increasingly adopted in healthcare professional programs, there will be more future health professionals from diverse backgrounds entering the healthcare workforce. However, getting these students to enroll in healthcare professional programs is only the first step before they become licensed healthcare professionals. Their experiences in clinical workplaces can easily play a role in whether they will continue their journeys as healthcare professionals and/or impact their future decisions when they eventually enter the healthcare workforce. After all, clinical rotations are vital components for all healthcare professional students to gain valuable clinical experiences before they become licensed professionals. Each of us should do what we can for all healthcare professional students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, to ensure they have safe workplace environments to develop their clinical skills.

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Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L

Bill Wong has been an occupational therapist in California since 2012. Currently, Bill is a faculty member at Stanbridge University. He is also a co-facilitator for the AOTA Autism Community of Practice group. Bill was diagnosed as autistic in 2010, and he found a passion to support other autistic occupational therapy students and practitioners after…

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1. What Are Holistic Admissions and Holistic Review?

This chapter will present a brief overview of holistic admissions and holistic review. Then, it will go into why healthcare professionals in the workforce should be aware of this growing trend.

2. Why Do Clinicians Need to Know This?

Clinicians need to be aware of how their behaviors can impact the learning experiences of students completing clinical rotations at their workplaces. This chapter includes two case studies for participants to reflect on how their workplace behaviors can impact students’ learning experiences.

3. Action Items

This chapter summarizes action items from the previous two chapters. This section is a starting guide for helping clinicians to better support students from diverse backgrounds.

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