Dr. Catherine Ortega: Pathway Programs, the key to increasing diversity
Like many other fields, the health profession lacks diversity, primarily due to the systemic structures that impede access to educational and professional opportunities. In this episode Ramona talks to Dr. Catherine Ortega about careers in health and how institutions and organizations can create pathways, as opposed to pipelines, for career access and success. Dr. Ortega explores the many challenges to entry into the health profession. More importantly, she expands upon the multiple strategies and tactics institutions can employ to attract and recruit under-represented groups into the health profession. Notably, these valuable pathway strategies may work for you, no matter your industry.
Dr. Ortega is a Faculty Member at the University of Utah and a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Ortega now resides in Utah.