In Episode 8 of the Enrollment Clinic, my guest John McLoughlin from St. George's University School of Medicine talks about enrollment in a highly specialized area of Higher Education; Medicine. Many of the challenges we face at traditional universities get amplified when you are enrolling students who are interested in a specific profile.
We cover a lot of ground in this episode and I feel we need to follow up with a part 2 as I was very interested to hear about the successes John has had building a global team of admissions and enrollment professionals, and the challenges of managing teams in various geographical locations. He shares a simple, yet ingenious idea to keep each member of the team focused on the mission.
We talk about the challenge of recruiting future doctors during Covid. We talk about how to best manage budgets. What tools are best for driving enrollment. How to tackle new markets. The last 5 minutes of the episode are dedicated to recruiting, training and developing admissions personnel.
Director, Onshore Recruitment & Strategic Affiliations at St. George's University School of Medicine
John McLoughlin has over 15 years of experience building and leading teams at higher education institutions and leveraging data-driven, enrollment management practices to advance college access and improve student success. He has supervised teams in admissions and recruitment, financial aid, academic and career advising, enrollment marketing, and institutional effectiveness, and has extensive experience managing enrollment of health profession programs, including nursing (BSN, MS, DNP), medicine (MD), physical therapy (DPT), physician assistant (PA), occupational therapy, speech and hearing pathology and audiology, veterinary technology, medical imaging, mental health counseling, and social work.
Currently, John is the Director of Onshore Recruitment & Strategic Affiliations at St. George's University School of Medicine, the largest provider of doctors into first-year, US residencies for the last eight years.
John's interests include international education, accreditation and strategic planning, higher education policy, and civility in public discourse. He serves on the Membership Committee of the American Interntional Recruitment Council (AIRC) and as a moderator for the National Issues Forums Institute.