Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals


Description:

The study quantifies the roles the immigrants play in Washington state’s health workforce, estimates the number of healthcare workers who are overeducated for their jobs, and explores systemic barriers that affect the career progression of internationally educated health professionals and best practices for overcoming those barriers. The project’s overall goals are to forge effective career pathways and advance equity by diversifying the workforce and addressing workforce shortages. The study uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine socio-demographic characteristics, including over-education of health care workers in the state of Washington by immigrant status. We also interviewed leaders and staff from Welcome Back Centers (WBCs) from across the country to identify factors that kept immigrants away from jobs matching their education.

 

Lead Researcher: Davis Patterson, PhD
Contact Info: davisp@uw.edu

 

Funder:

This study was funded by Highline College (Des Moines, WA) through a Hospital Employees Education and Training grant

 

Status:

Complete

 

Links/Documents:

Accelerating_Health_Professions_Pathways_for_Immigrants

 

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Dahal A, Frogner BK, Skillman SM, Patterson DG Accelerating Health Professions Pathways for Immigrants PUBLICATION 07-26-2021
Full Report
Patterson DG, Al Achkar M Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals PRESENTATION 06-17-2021
Patterson DG Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals PRESENTATION 04-20-2021
Al Achkar M, Dahal A, Patterson DG Accelerated Pathways for Internationally Educated Health Professionals PRESENTATION 04-18-2021