Right now, there’s a big focus at Washington State University on the health sciences. WSU Spokane has the new medical college, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy.
However, only select populations tend to gravitate toward careers in the health sciences. There are definitely underrepresented groups of students.
Janet Frost is a clinical associate professor in the college’s mathematics education program. She’s also the director of the Health Science STEM Education Research Center.
Among other things, the center works on finding the best ways to help health science experts to better teach, mentor and guide these underrepresented students in a way that allows them to consider health sciences as a potential career.