URLEND Trainees are the future leaders in the maternal and child health field.
URLEND Classroom Curriculum
Because the URLEND services a large geographical area (Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Idaho) trainees and faculty are brought together for 2 full days of training early in the academic year. The rest of the didactic meetings rely on video conferencing to bring participants together.
URLEND Leadership Curriculum
Because the goal of this grant is to train the leaders for tomorrow, leadership skills are a key outcome for the program. Over the course of the year, each trainee completes a leadership project either individually or as part of a team. Previous leadership projects may be found on the right hand side of this page.
URLEND Clinical Curriculum
One way to appreciate the complexity of care that some children require is to fully experience clinical settings that are out of one's own area of specialization. URLEND trainees visit a number of specialized clinics and medical home providers.
- Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry
- General Medicine
- Health Administration
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology
Trainees participate in a 2 semester course. Trainees can choose from the following levels of training depending on their time commitments:
- Short-term level - (under 40 clock hours over one academic year)
- Intermediate level - (40 - 159 clock hours over one academic year)
- Intermediate level + - (160 - 259 clock hours over one academic year)
- Intermediate/Skill Development trainees will enhance existing knowledge and skills relative to disabilities with an interdisciplinary focus and limited leadership activities and may choose their area of focus, and will receive URLEND-related didactic and experiential experiences.
- Long-term level - (300+ clock hours over one academic year)
- Long-term trainees may also apply for an additional 150 hours of advanced intensive concentration in the URLEND-AE (Autism Enhancement) track, for a commitment of 450 hours of training.
For more information see URLEND Trainee Expectations and Definitions, URLEND/ASD Enhanced (AE) Expectations and Definitions, and URLEND Infant Pediatric Audiology (IPA) Expectations and Definitions.