Recorded on October 14, 2011 (50 minutes)
Trying to "right size" the production of graduates is always a relevant issue and difficult to determine accurately—especially since it can vary significantly by geographic location. Looking at the latest health professions workforce projections, our presenter will examine how to evaluate those numbers based on local and regional needs and develop the needed allied health programs for today and tomorrow.
Stephen N. Collier, PhD, is an administrator, teacher, and researcher with over 35 years experience in the health professions. He is currently Professor and Director of the Office of Health Professions Education and Workforce Development in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Outside of his duties in his various university positions, he has been Chairman of the Commission on Health and Human Services for the Southern Regional Education Board and Chairman of the State Policy Task Force for the Pew Health Professions Commission. He also held appointments at Harvard University in the Center for Health Policy, Research, and Education, and in the Graduate School of Education. More recently, he served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit.