Utah Clinical Training

Does Utah have enough preceptors (teaching clinicians) to meet the demand of student training?
Do clinics have the resources to provide a high quality learning environment for students?
Do students have an opportunity to serve diverse patient populations in their clinical training experience?

These are some of the questions that Utah AHEC is asking about clinical training opportunities offered in Utah. We know that clinical training is an important part of health professions education. We want to make sure that all Utah health professions students have access to clinical training experiences that teach them about patient‐centered and team‐based care. We also want to make sure that students are training in communities that have the highest need for health professionals, because we know that students are likely to practice in settings they have trained in. That’s why Utah AHEC collaborates with primary care stakeholders throughout the state to facilitate high quality clinical training opportunities, particularly in underserved rural and urban communities.