Health Professions - UMEC Perspective
The Utah Medical Education Council (UMEC) integrates medical education/training with Utah's health care workforce needs. This unique task requires that all medical professions be looked at through the lens of workforce demand and supply, while being separated by their individual education and training needs. For this, the UMEC uses the categories of 'Graduate Medical Education (GME) Health Professions' and 'Non-GME Health Professions'.
As the name suggests, the GME Health Professions encompass all the medical professions that require graduate medical education - Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists etc. Through various activities and initiatives such as the Utah GME demonstration project, partnerships with public and private entities, workforce studies and the rural initiatives, the UMEC is able to influence GME training programs to ensure that Utah has an adequate health care workforce. Information about training programs in Utah and licensing for each GME Health Profession, analyzed by the UMEC, can be obtained by clicking here. The UMEC has published reports on the GME health professional workforce in Utah. These are available to the public and can be downloaded from our Publications section.
While the Non-GME Health Professionals do not require graduate level medical education, they are an integral part of the medical team and help offset the effects of increased demand for a GME health care professional. Hence, a better understanding of how these professionals contribute to the health care workforce is essential for UMEC to ensure that Utah has the right mix of health care providers. Information about training programs in Utah and licensing for each Non-GME Health Profession analyzed by the UMEC can be obtained by clicking here. The UMEC has published reports on the Non-GME Health Professional workforce in Utah. These publications are available to the public and can be downloaded from our Publications section.