B6: In your opinion, how could the dissemination of information about minority-targeted training programs be improved?

PROBE: Have there been changes in the way the program has been announced in the past?

PROBE: What would need to happen to implement the changes you suggest?

B7: What are you looking for when you select candidates?

PROBE: What criteria are used most often?

PROBE: What are the cues you see in candidates that lead you to recommend they be selected?

B8: How has your recruitment or selection approach changed since the program was started at your institution, university, or department?

C. Trainee Experience within the Program

C1: What challenges and issues confront students in the program?

C2: Describe a specific example of a student who was successful in the program.

PROBE: What factors about different trainees distinguish successful experiences from less successful experiences?

PROBE: Where would this student be, in terms of his/her career, if he/she did not participate in the program?

C3: Describe a specific example of a student who had difficulty in the program.

PROBE: What about the student, the program, and the surrounding context made it difficult for him/her?

PROBE: How were the issues resolved?

C4: How do you know when a student is having trouble in the program?

PROBE: What measures are in place to help students who begin to have trouble in the program?

D. Program Administration

D1: Describe how you interact with the trainees’ sponsors or mentors at recipient institutions.

PROBE: Frequency?



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