This week is the Senior students' last week on campus! After their Clinical Skills Exam today, they'll be done with academic coursework and will spend the Summer term finishing up their clinical numbers before graduation in August. We'll miss having the Pearl cohort on campus, but we are also very excited for the next step in their midwifery journey!
Yesterday, the students displayed the research they did for their Issues in Professional Midwifery course during a poster session. For this "capstone" course, each student chose a research topic that is relevant to midwifery today, and they all did a fantastic job!
Congratulations to each and every Pearl student, including our poster session award winners:
Top Mention for Excellence in Research: Emily Niedermann (Topic: Burnout Among Midwives)
Honorable Mention: Tia Leverett (Topic: Public Attitudes Toward Midwifery Care)
Honorable Mention: Heather Wilkerson (Topic: Improving Student Clinical Experiences Through the Student Preceptor Dyad)
Honorable Mention: LaTeshia O'Neal (Topic: Integrating Midwifery into Traditional Maternal Care)
Each topic was well researched, and every poster was beautifully made. Check out their posters below!