A member of the Wayne State University School of Medicine administration was invited to give a presentation at the leading industry conference for university enrollment management professionals.
During the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers’ Strategic Enrollment Conference, held in Boston, Jamie Krueger, the School of Medicine’s assistant dean of Enrollment Management Services, presented “A Reality Check Before the Refund Check: Improving Student Finances Before Matriculation.” Greg Stolarski, associate director of Scholarships, Debt Management and Financial Wellness, gave the presentation with Krueger.
In the Nov. 6 presentation, Krueger paired the in-house work the administration has accomplished in creating pre-matriculation interventions for medical student finances.
“This work is focused on bringing interventions to students prior to matriculation, with a focus on equity for our students from a low socio-economic status background,” Krueger said. “This is a large national conference, and it was wonderful to see WSU represented.”
The presentation focused on how the School of Medicine provides financial wellness and budgeting advising, and financial intervention plans to ensure incoming students are aware and financially prepared for the transition to medical school.
The program stemmed from a continuous quality improvement project developed from using an approach from the book, “Learning to Improve, How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better,” by Anthony Bryk, Louis Gomez, Alicia Grunow and Paul LeMahieu, Krueger said.
The AACRAO is a non-profit professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries seeking to provide professional development guidelines and voluntary standards regarding best practices in records management, admissions and enrollment management.