University – Maleny Celtic http://malenyceltic.org/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:48:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://malenyceltic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-120x120.png University – Maleny Celtic http://malenyceltic.org/ 32 32 STANBRIDGE UNIVERSITY RANKED #1 COLLEGE OF NURSING IN CALIFORNIA https://malenyceltic.org/stanbridge-university-ranked-1-college-of-nursing-in-california/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:48:25 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/stanbridge-university-ranked-1-college-of-nursing-in-california/ Irvine, California, USA – 09/21/2022 (PR Distribution™) – Stanbridge University’s Orange County Campus has been recognized by Niche as the #2023 Best College for Nursing in California. The ranking identifies the best nursing colleges in each state based on key statistics regarding the value, diversity, and overall experience of nursing education students. “The university is […]]]>

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Stanbridge University’s Orange County Campus has been recognized by Niche as the #2023 Best College for Nursing in California. The ranking identifies the best nursing colleges in each state based on key statistics regarding the value, diversity, and overall experience of nursing education students.

“The university is honored to be recognized by Niche for its efforts to provide high quality and inclusive nursing education,” said Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge University. “Our passionate faculty is committed to preparing students for success through next-generation NCLEX preparation and instilling in them a deep understanding of the vital role they will play when they join their colleagues on the front lines of nursing. “

Stanbridge University‘s experienced nursing educators, smaller class sizes, high-tech labs with innovative healthcare simulations, and quality clinical partners have been instrumental in establishing its identity as leader in nursing education. With nursing programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels, the university can meet the diverse educational needs of those seeking to enter the field or advance their nursing practice.

Student success is evident in the university’s 5-year average pass rate in Registered Nursing NCLEX-RN of 98% and the average 5-year pass rate in Professional Nursing NCLEX-PN of 96%.

Stanbridge University is an award-winning private institution that offers nursing and health care degrees in Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County. To learn more about Stanbridge University, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.

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If you would like more information, please contact Director of Media and Communications, Sarah Hamilton at (949) 794-9090 ext. 5266, or email [email protected]

Source: California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Examinations Report 4 Rolling Quarter – Jurisdiction Program Summary of all First-Time Candidates Licensed in All Jurisdictions 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021, Orange County Campus. Seen on March 7, 2022. The 2-year average completion rate of the NV program at the Los Angeles Branch Campus for 2020-2021 is 90.7%. The Riverside Campus is pending approval.

Source: The California Board of Registered Nursing, NCLEX-RN Pass Rate, Orange County Campus, NCLEX-RN DNA Program Only, 2016/2017-2020/2021; http://www.rn.ca.gov/education/passrates.shtml. Seen March 7, 2022. The Los Angeles campus DNA program was launched in 2020 and therefore has no graduates and therefore no current pass rate. The BSN program launched in 2021 on campuses in Orange County, Los Angeles and Riverside therefore has no graduates and therefore no current pass rate.

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University of Assam Down Town Celebrates 9th Day of Convocation | MorungExpress https://malenyceltic.org/university-of-assam-down-town-celebrates-9th-day-of-convocation-morungexpress/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:16:31 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/university-of-assam-down-town-celebrates-9th-day-of-convocation-morungexpress/ Guwahati, September 19 (MExN): Assam City Center University (AdtU) celebrated the 9th Convocation Day at the University Campus on September 16. A university press release said Professor Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam; Dr Ranoj Pegu, Minister of Education, Welfare of Ordinary Tribes and Backward Classes, Assam; Dr. Shekhar C Mande, former Managing Director of CSIR, […]]]>

Guwahati, September 19 (MExN): Assam City Center University (AdtU) celebrated the 9th Convocation Day at the University Campus on September 16.

A university press release said Professor Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam; Dr Ranoj Pegu, Minister of Education, Welfare of Ordinary Tribes and Backward Classes, Assam; Dr. Shekhar C Mande, former Managing Director of CSIR, New Delhi, graced the occasion with dignitaries, faculty members, students and parents.

Addressing the gathering, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi appreciated the contribution of AdtU in shaping intellectual minds and creating the much needed quality of human resources in various fields.

Professor Mukhi said he is a firm believer in the idea that education is one of the key drivers for socio-economic development and the creation of livelihoods to lead a happy and dignified life. He informed the students that getting their degrees was not the end of their journey, in fact, it was just the beginning. “Words mean nothing if they are not followed by actions.”

The Minister of Education, Dr. Ranoj Pegu, in his remarks, recognized the role of AdtU in contributing to the education sector and commended its efforts to ensure the employability of students after the end of their Classes.

He said the role of private universities cannot be underestimated as they help provide quality higher education to thousands of students when state universities cannot accommodate them due to their limitations. He pleaded with the AdtU to offer a greater variety of vocational courses which will provide substantial employability for students.

This year, 1300 students and scholars graduated, including 1063 undergraduates, 299 postgraduates and 12 doctorates which were awarded. Shiny Ahmed, Master of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, took the oath of dedication. The program also saw the awarding of gold medals to the best graduate – Lunasmrita Saikia, and to the postgraduate – Shiny Ahmed. The Best Placement Recipient Appreciation Award went to Shatakshi Chakraborty, and the AdtU Alumni Award for Inspirational Achievement was received by Farzana Afreen.

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Assam City Center University Celebrates 9th Convocation Day https://malenyceltic.org/assam-city-center-university-celebrates-9th-convocation-day/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:10:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/assam-city-center-university-celebrates-9th-convocation-day/ Guwahati: Assam City Center University (AdtU) recently celebrated the 9th Convocation Day on the University campus. Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Minister of Education, Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Former Director General of CSIR, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande graced the occasion with dignitaries from the university, faculty members, students and their parents. ADVERTISING CONTINUE READING BELOW […]]]>

Guwahati: Assam City Center University (AdtU) recently celebrated the 9th Convocation Day on the University campus.

Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Minister of Education, Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Former Director General of CSIR, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande graced the occasion with dignitaries from the university, faculty members, students and their parents.

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Oak Point University Solutions Partners Graduate First Cohort of Physician Assistants https://malenyceltic.org/oak-point-university-solutions-partners-graduate-first-cohort-of-physician-assistants/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:32:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/oak-point-university-solutions-partners-graduate-first-cohort-of-physician-assistants/ Ascension Illinois Medical Group Gain ready-to-use healthcare workers CHICAGO, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with Ascension Illinois Medical Group, Oak Point University is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first cohort of the Physician Assistant Career Accelerator Program last week. The inaugural cohort of 10 learners began the six-month hybrid work/study […]]]>

Ascension Illinois Medical Group Gain ready-to-use healthcare workers

CHICAGO, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with Ascension Illinois Medical Group, Oak Point University is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first cohort of the Physician Assistant Career Accelerator Program last week. The inaugural cohort of 10 learners began the six-month hybrid work/study program last March. Learners start out with full-time medical assistant (MA) jobs and are eligible to take the licensed medical assistant exam to become certified medical assistants.

An MA works in a doctor’s office or outpatient clinic, providing administrative support and patient care to doctors and nurses. Oak Point University‘s Partner Solutions business-to-business educational model helps fill gaps in today’s healthcare workforce while creating pathways for qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to achieve their healthcare goals.

Ascension Illinois Medical Group, like many healthcare providers, requires an MA. The priority is to educate and provide practical instruction to learners simultaneously to maximize their experiences; teaching takes place in clinics two days a week and in classrooms three days a week. While participating in the program, learners receive full-time benefits, supplemental education, and earn a salary while attending school. Learners who complete the program receive a full-time position.

Participants in the pilot program came from all walks of life, including recent high school graduates, parents, career changers, and those already in healthcare who want to further their education.

Health is struggling to retain workers and recruit new ones. Oak Point University hopes the Physician Assistant Career Accelerator Program benefits organizations while allowing potential employees to earn while learning, easing the financial burden of the cost of the program with the added benefit of guaranteed employment after completing the program.

“Our Physician Assistant pilot program has been a great success; demand has exceeded our expectations,” noted Therese A. Scanlan, EdD, President of Oak Point University. “The second cohort of our Certified Nursing Assistant program begins October 17and we launch our medical laboratory scientist in January 2023.”

“It’s exciting to match the critical need of medical partners with the career aspirations of people in our communities,” said Dr. Scanlan. “We look forward to acting as a trusted resource for the growth and continuous improvement of the education of our partners and learners as they achieve their institutional and professional goals.”

To learn more about what Oak Point University Partner Solutions can do for your organization, contact Partner Solutions at [email protected] or go to oakpoint.edu/partner-solutions.

About Oak Point University Partner Solutions

Oak Point University’s B2B educational model helps fill gaps in today’s healthcare workforce and create pathways for qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to achieve their goals in professional healthcare. A Hire-Develop-Deploy-Upskills model, developed through a cross-facility partnership, is used to strengthen the core hospital workforce with emerging talent. For new hires and existing employees. Our strategic model partners with employers to accelerate opportunities for the organization, the potential employee and the community. Visit oakpoint.edu/partner-solutions for more information.

About Oak Point University

Oak Point University, formerly Resurrection University, is a private, nonprofit educational institution committed to creating a healthy future, with campuses in Chicago and Oak Brook, Ill.. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, undergraduate programs in radiography, and microcredits through its School of Emerging Education. Oak Point provides the most advanced SIM technologies available in the region and is a great option for those seeking healthcare degrees and certifications. Visit Oakpoint.edu for more information.

Contact: Dorothy Coyle773.332.6201
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Improved testing for tomorrow’s pilots – News Center https://malenyceltic.org/improved-testing-for-tomorrows-pilots-news-center/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 20:48:06 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/improved-testing-for-tomorrows-pilots-news-center/ Tuesday September 13, 2022 • Linsey Retcofsky: Contact The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has launched a collaborative research agreement with a cognitive psychologist from the University of Texas at Arlington to explore new tests and approaches that will eliminate bias and improve military aptitude testing . Matthew Robison, an assistant professor of psychology, […]]]>

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The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has launched a collaborative research agreement with a cognitive psychologist from the University of Texas at Arlington to explore new tests and approaches that will eliminate bias and improve military aptitude testing .

Matthew Robison, an assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on the nearly $700,000 three-year contract. His research will evaluate potential new measures for the Aviation Selection Test Battery and the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, two aptitude tests the military uses to screen people for various occupations, including those of aviation.

The military is continually looking for ways to expand the representation of minorities and women in different jobs, while maintaining or improving its ability to predict who will succeed in those jobs.

Robison, whose research examines the human cognitive system from various angles, will propose new test measures that use a combination of techniques, including examining individual differences, psychophysiology and behavioral experiments. Physiological measurements will include eye tracking, pupillometry, and observation of electrical activity in the brain.

Pupillometry, the measurement of fluctuations in pupil diameter in response to stimuli, can reveal an individual’s peak cognitive workload capacity and predict a person’s working memory capacity and fluid intelligence. A multiple object tracking task, for example, could give recruiters a reliable measure of a person’s ability to monitor multiple input streams as they dynamically change, Robison said.

Imagine the cup shuffling trick, where a ball is hidden under one of three cups which are moved across a surface until the ball is deemed lost. Rather than a ball, there would be 4 or 5 objects to track, indicating how much information an individual can process simultaneously.

Robison said the new measures would potentially make military selection and classification tests harder to prepare for.

“As you can imagine, physiological measurements are much more difficult to simulate than knowledge-based measurements, where a person can study the information in advance,” Robison said. “Physiological measurements will help debias the test and make it a more valid predictor of an individual’s ability to handle demanding, high-stress work.”

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Vocational education shrinks as more young people choose university https://malenyceltic.org/vocational-education-shrinks-as-more-young-people-choose-university/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 08:31:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/vocational-education-shrinks-as-more-young-people-choose-university/ Higher professional education is expected to contract considerably in the coming years as more young people opt for university studies. And this could eventually lead to a decrease in the supply of vocational education, put pressure on national coverage and limit opportunities for students who choose this type of education, said Maurice Limmen, president of […]]]>

Higher professional education is expected to contract considerably in the coming years as more young people opt for university studies. And this could eventually lead to a decrease in the supply of vocational education, put pressure on national coverage and limit opportunities for students who choose this type of education, said Maurice Limmen, president of the Association of universities of applied sciences. Find.

Higher professional education (HBO) is expected to have about 10% fewer full-time undergraduate students in six years. This is partly due to demographic change – there will be fewer young people in the years to come. But the tendency to choose university over college also plays an important role.

“The trend towards increasingly higher education is visible around the world, but the way we have designed education in the Netherlands means that university education is considered the highest level here,” said Limmen. Formally, higher vocational education and scientific education are equal in the Netherlands. “But that’s not how they are perceived.”

Fifteen years ago, 20% of pre-university students opted for higher professional education. This has now dropped to 5 percent.

Limmen would like to expand study options within HBO, such as with his own masters or doctorate degrees. Track. “Our country desperately needs higher education professionals. In health, education, IT, construction and energy transition. But the overlap of university and higher professional education makes it difficult to develop HBO masters,” Limmen said. “We can get in each other’s way, but we work hard to avoid that.”

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Enrollment up 8.3% at the University of Arkansas; up nearly 11% at NWACC https://malenyceltic.org/enrollment-up-8-3-at-the-university-of-arkansas-up-nearly-11-at-nwacc/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:25:56 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/enrollment-up-8-3-at-the-university-of-arkansas-up-nearly-11-at-nwacc/ Student enrollment is up at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville from a year ago. UA officials reported on Thursday (September 8) that on-campus enrollment topped 30,000, with a record number of more than 7,000 freshmen enrolled. The 11th day snapshot, required by the Arkansas Department of Higher […]]]>

Student enrollment is up at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville from a year ago. UA officials reported on Thursday (September 8) that on-campus enrollment topped 30,000, with a record number of more than 7,000 freshmen enrolled.

The 11th day snapshot, required by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, shows overall enrollment at 30,936 (including undergraduates, graduates and law students), a 8.3% increase over the previous year, one of the largest increases in the past decade, the college report.

First-year enrollment stood at 7,099 students, up 17.1% from a year ago. The UA said it marked the second consecutive year of unprecedented single-year growth in the freshman class. Although there is still an influx of students from Texas, the UA said a record 15,479 students were from the natural state, or about 50% of the total student population. Of incoming freshmen, 39.9% are from Arkansas.

“Enrollment at the University of Arkansas is booming,” said UA acting chancellor Charles Robinson. “We have a record overall enrollment rate and the highest enrollment of new freshmen ever. I am very proud of the record number of Arkansans in the freshman class and overall enrollment. This continued growth underscores that UA is a destination institution attracting students both to Arkansas and from across the country. The freshman class will have the highest incoming GPA in our history; these students are ready to succeed. This is all good news for our campus and for our state.

The university also reports that 1,144 of the students enrolled this fall are from other countries and 1,543 students transferred to AU from other institutions. Graduate students and those attending law school total 4,667 this semester.

Preliminary figures indicate a significant increase in the number of students from various communities, with 7,101 students enrolled in total. The biggest increase was in the Hispanic community, which was up 12.3% from a year ago.

The NWACC also reported a 10.75% increase in fall enrollment compared to last year’s fall semester. The two-year college reported that 7,839 students took college-credit courses this fall. Overall, the college has an enrollment of 9,475 students, which includes those taking industry credit courses and professional courses. Preliminary registration was taken on the 11th day of class.

“Enrollment growth requires the intentionality and dedication of all of our faculty, staff, advisors, deans, and administrators,” said NWACC President Dr. Dennis Rittle. “Thank you, NWACC team, for working together in an innovative and collaborative way to serve our students and provide a high quality workforce to our industrial and academic partners. Together we succeed.

John Brown University in Siloam Springs did not respond to requests for preliminary enrollment data.

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UM-Flint Graduates First State Doctorate-Educated Occupational Therapists https://malenyceltic.org/um-flint-graduates-first-state-doctorate-educated-occupational-therapists/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 14:37:42 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/um-flint-graduates-first-state-doctorate-educated-occupational-therapists/ The 30 students who celebrated their graduation from the University of Michigan-Flint Doctor of Occupational Therapy program on August 17 have achieved a milestone in more than their own education. They also made history as the first class to earn a doctorate in the field in the state of Michigan. The program itself made history […]]]>

The 30 students who celebrated their graduation from the University of Michigan-Flint Doctor of Occupational Therapy program on August 17 have achieved a milestone in more than their own education. They also made history as the first class to earn a doctorate in the field in the state of Michigan.

The program itself made history as the first of its kind in Michigan when it launched in the fall of 2019. It went on to become the first fully accredited doctoral occupational therapy program in the state earlier this year. .

The inaugural class is tight-knit, having weathered COVID-19 and pivoting to online classes together, then a return to in-person labs, fieldwork and research.

“Faculty ensured we grasped the fundamentals, but also shared their infectious commitment and passion for the core values ​​of the profession,” said graduate Courtney Humphrey. “The small cohort allowed me to bond more closely. We were all in the same boat and there was always someone to guide you.”

Founding program director Nancy Milligan and 2022 graduates (left to right) Paige Natke, Danielle Baker and Lindsay Krug were trained in the Occupational Therapy Room Lab in 2019.

Brady Harbaugh knew she had to be in the first class of the program after earning a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Like many of her classmates, she chose a PhD program to stand out in the field and gain more research experience.

“Our teachers were all very nice and compassionate and really wanted us to succeed,” she said. “Their passion made me fall even more in love with the field and excited us all to enter the profession.”

The program follows a lifetime approach that teaches students to work with patients from pediatrics to adulthood to geriatrics. The labs include a living space with a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom that provides students with hands-on experience in helping patients of all ages with an injury or disability perform daily activities.

“I really liked the interactive and pediatric labs,” said graduate Quinn Hanses. “We were able to offer treatments and interventions, and gained experience caring for patients early on.”

The third year of the program consists of two fieldwork experiences and a capstone project that allows students to work with a community organization and research a specialty that interests them. The synthesis is unique to the doctoral program.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in HEARTa pro bono student-run PT and OT clinic for the uninsured and underinsured in Flint, although the clinic was temporarily closed due to COVID for most of this class’ training time.

“We are very proud of this first class and to be the first school in Michigan to graduate from doctoral trained occupational therapists,” said Gerry Conti, interim program director. “Through the combination of didactic and hands-on learning, as well as experiential learning in the community, we develop leaders who will have an impact on the ground and in their communities for years to come.”

Graduate and student speaker Brady Harbaugh addresses his class at Commencement
Graduate and student speaker Brady Harbaugh addressed his classmates at the start.

Several students said that their fieldwork and synthesis gave them a new perspective on the specialty in which they wanted to work. Some have been offered jobs based on their fieldwork or resume sites before they even graduated.

Students are paired with a site mentor, complete a needs assessment, and design their capstone project. The inaugural class took on a wide range of unique initiatives. Examples included equine therapy, implementing adaptive technology to enable children with physical disabilities to play video games, and developing sensory programming for the Flint Institute of the Arts.

“Cornerstone is a way to advocate for the benefits of occupational therapy,” said Marra Cornelious, Ph.D. Cornerstone Coordinator. “Students learn leadership and advocacy skills so that they enter the profession as leaders in their field. This class sets the bar really, really high.”

Harbaugh is grateful for the hands-on experience. She has done fieldwork in an outpatient pediatric clinic and a vocational rehabilitation center. Her cornerstone was in a hand therapy clinic, a specialty she now hopes to pursue in her career. She interviewed clients about the barriers they faced in meeting home exercise requirements and developed solutions for the clinic.

“Having those extra 14 weeks made me fall in love with hand therapy,” she said. “It has helped me grow as an occupational therapist and see the importance of research, of probing and analyzing situations, and of focusing on evidence-based practice. Helping people find I really liked a function in their hands. You see a lot of gains.”

Quinn Hanses, who enrolled at UM-Flint’s dual OTD/MBA program and graduate of both degrees, was immersed in research throughout the program through a graduate assistant position in which she worked closely with UM-Flint faculty on several research projects, including research on Parkinson’s disease.

Graduate Quinn Hanses explains her research at the launch ceremony.
Graduate Quinn Hanses explains her flagship Parkinson’s project at the launch event.

For her cornerstone, she worked with the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at Bingham Farms where she set up a client survey to learn more about their specific cognitive impairments and develop personalized dual-task training to strengthen the brain/brain connection. body.

“Evidence-based practice is paramount,” she said. “We as a profession can really add to the healthcare field. All of our courses were evidence-based and included innovative research. That’s a huge asset.”

Graduate Sandin Kekic originally intended to pursue physical therapy after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, but was interested in the holistic approach to occupational therapy.

“Our cohort has a lot of very smart and ambitious people and I’m excited to see what we’ll all do in the future,” he said. “I hope we can make the case for occupational therapy. The field takes into account the mind, body and soul. When treating a patient, there is much more than their physical ailments.”

To learn more about UM-Flint’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, visit his webpage.

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Walani, a student helpline in Malawi https://malenyceltic.org/walani-a-student-helpline-in-malawi/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:52:15 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/walani-a-student-helpline-in-malawi/ We have noticed that many of our students are stressed, overwhelmed and mentally withdrawn. We are concerned for their mental well-being. Mental health problems are on the rise globally but are already significantly higher in Africa where there are fewer health services available. Trainee health workers are exposed to physical and emotional trauma and deal […]]]>

We have noticed that many of our students are stressed, overwhelmed and mentally withdrawn. We are concerned for their mental well-being. Mental health problems are on the rise globally but are already significantly higher in Africa where there are fewer health services available.

Trainee health workers are exposed to physical and emotional trauma and deal with the impact of death and dying during their training, at a time when they do not yet have the skills to manage complex conditions and patient interactions. They are vulnerable to burnout, which exacerbates existing stressors related to tuition, housing, and food and may help explain why mental health issues are higher in this occupational group.

In 2019, a Cape Town study showed that nearly 25% of medical students reported levels of depression and anxiety, significantly above age-based expectations. It was recommended that there be multidisciplinary efforts targeting initiatives aimed at building the mental well-being and resilience of future healthcare professionals.

There is no existing research to show levels of depression among trainee health workers in Malawi. Anecdotally, in our interactions with students, we have expressed concern about the levels of stress experienced by student healthcare workers in our community. In March 2022, we conducted a survey and needs assessment of our student community by asking the validated Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ9) depression screening questionnaire along with other eligibility questions.

We had a 54% response rate from Medic to Medic students. 94% of respondents had been overwhelmed in their studies. 56% of students felt that the psychosocial supports available at their college were inadequate. Overall, 60% of the students had a mild to moderately severe level of depression. This was broken down into 27% of students suffering from mild depression, 19% from moderate depression and 14% from moderate to severe depression. If extrapolated, these rates are likely to be underestimated for the student community in Malawi given that scholarship students do not have the same degree of financial burden as other students who do not receive support. for tuition fees. Students who participated in this survey were offered a follow-up phone call with a Medic to Medic MBBS graduate with several years of clinical experience. 62% of students requested a follow-up phone call.

Our survey demonstrates a compelling need to provide additional psychosocial supports to students across Malawi. We would like to embark on a new initiative, the establishment of a confidential and free helpline allowing students to access psychosocial counseling services. The helpline will be staffed with psychosocial counselors and mental health workers. All advisors will have gone through a rigorous selection process and training program. The helpline will be an evening telephone line from 5pm to 10pm to ensure that students have access to psychosocial supports outside office hours when other services may not be available. This initiative will not replace existing psychosocial supports offered to students at the university, but will complement existing services.

Our survey results showed that 100% of students surveyed felt a helpline would be acceptable and all said they would recommend such a service to their friend. 100% of faculty members from 10 universities and colleges in Malawi felt that a student helpline was an acceptable initiative and 100% would recommend it to their students.

In 2023, we aim to launch this initiative. This time allows us to work towards protocols and training paths that are well organized and efficient.

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University of Utah Marketing & Communications Team Wins National Awards Competition – @theU https://malenyceltic.org/university-of-utah-marketing-communications-team-wins-national-awards-competition-theu/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:31:12 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/university-of-utah-marketing-communications-team-wins-national-awards-competition-theu/ University of Utah Marketing and Communications Team Received 26 Awards at 2022 Annual Meeting Association of University and College Designers (UCDA) design competition, making the team one of the most decorated in the country. The competition recognizes the best of outstanding design work done to promote educational institutions, whether secondary, vocational or higher education. The […]]]>

University of Utah Marketing and Communications Team Received 26 Awards at 2022 Annual Meeting Association of University and College Designers (UCDA) design competition, making the team one of the most decorated in the country.

The competition recognizes the best of outstanding design work done to promote educational institutions, whether secondary, vocational or higher education. The awards received by the University of Utah team represent work in multiple disciplines including photography, illustration; print and magazine design; interactive web; social media; and video.

This is the second consecutive year our marketing and communications team has won over 25 awards,” said Jeff Bagley, the you are chief creative agent. “It’s a testament to the quality of work our creative team consistently creates and we’re thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments.”

The U received two gold, four silver, six excellence and 14 honorable mentions.

See a sample of the award-winning work below:

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Founded in 1970, UCDA is the first and only national association of professionals involved in creating visual communications for educational institutions. The UCDA is made up of more than 1,000 institutions across the United States and Canada. For the complete list of UCDA awards won by the UMC team, Click here.

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