First Generation College Students in the Health Professions



  • Patricia Pittman, PhD

    Director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Health Workforce Policy Research Center, and the Equity in Health Professions Education Research Center. Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University


Diversity, Education and Training, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Supply


Increasing the diversity of health professionals enhances efforts to address underlying determinants of health, as providers from underserved backgrounds are more likely to provide care to patients who are at highest risk for disparities in access to health care. This webinar explores a career development program at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. The FirstGenRN Program focuses on a learning community for nursing students, faculty development, and a visibility campaign. Research supports how first generation college health professions students are essential to improving our nation’s healthcare.


36 minutes

Event Date

July 13, 2021