First Advisor

Van Dusen, Donna

Second Advisor

Jennings, Gordon


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management


School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

59 pages


Since its inception in 1999, the Denver Health Paramedic School has had central to its mission the successful recruitment of minority paramedic students. Thus far, the education program has failed to produce a student body representative of minority ratios found within the state of Colorado. An action research model was employed to study the myriad of issues affecting successful minority recruitment. Through data collection including training program surveys and minority paramedic graduate interviews, the causative factors for this recruitment failure were identified and data-driven intervention strategies to improve this situation were recommended. Following consultation and discussion between the research collaborative group and action researcher, a decision was made to implement a minority recruitment program.

Date of Award

Summer 2006

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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