Training the workforce

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ClassroomAt the University of Minnesota, we’re ensuring our state and surrounding region has the health care workforce it needs today and throughout the future. 

Our health sciences programs currently train 70 percent of Minnesota’s health workforce. In total, we have more than 6,400 students enrolled in more than 60 degree programs. We also have robust programs training clinical laboratory and occupational therapy professionals.

Chances are, if you find yourself in the office of a local health care provider, a University of Minnesota degree will adorn the walls.

But to deliver the most effective patient care, clinical providers must often work together across disciplines. As a result, we’ve adjusted our curriculum to better train our students for success within a changing health care landscape. In 2012 we became the nation’s first National Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. 

Our health sciences programs currently train 70 percent of Minnesota’s health workforce. In total, we have more than 6,400 students enrolled in more than 60 degree programs.

We also provide our students with the most advanced clinical and simulation technology available and have established more than 1,500 clinical training partnerships across Minnesota, many of them in rural or underserved communities. We continue to advance our training programs to ensure our students leave the University of Minnesota's health sciences programs prepared to impact the fields they've chosen in new and innovative ways.