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A survey of Maori health professional students at Otago

3 months
Approved budget:
Miss Nadine Houia-Ashwell
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
There are currently over 250 Maori students at Otago University studying in the 8 undergraduate health professional programmes. Maori students gain entry into these programmes by applying under the Maori sub-category of admissions. Students who are Maori can apply under this category. This category of admissions is very important and there have been increasing numbers of Maori students applying and gaining entry to health professional programmes over recent years. On graduation these students will contribute to the Maori health workforce. One issue that has been noted is that Maori students themselves have varied understandings and experiences of the reasons for the Maori sub-category of admissions. This research will investigate using an internet based questionnaire, to Maori students in health professional programmes at Otago, what is their knowledge and experiences of applying under the Maori sub-category. This can be used to enhance approaches to supporting future Maori applicants.