Health Education

Maine’s #1 Provider of Health Professionals

A life in the health professions lets you make a positive impact on our troubled world while forging a fulfilling career path for yourself — and the University of New England offers the richest cross-disciplinary health professions educational experience in Northern New England. The pandemic clarified how critically important our frontline healthcare workers are, and it also revealed healthcare workforce shortages across the country. UNE is committed to educate health leaders who make a difference for their patients and communities.

The Allied Health Professions — Working Together

Interprofessional CPR Training

Few universities anywhere offer the advantages of a UNE health professions education. We have a unique mix of nationally recognized health professions programs — including Maine’s only medical and dental schools, plus nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and more — so we are able to train our students to work collaboratively across disciplines to deliver team-based care to their patients. Collaborative health care is the gold-standard approach that is rapidly becoming the norm in clinical care settings. 
 

Regional Leadership — Strong Regional Ties

Being Maine’s #1 provider of health professionals means UNE has strong direct ties to the region’s hospitals, clinics, and practice settings, as well as to the business community and policy makers in Augusta. This network helps our graduates find employment, internships, and a welcoming community of colleagues and peers who provide a lifetime of support. 
 

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An Even Brighter Future

In October 2020, UNE received a $30 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The gift will support the construction of a new state-of-the-art health sciences facility on the Portland Campus, which, when completed, will serve as the new home for UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and the newly established Institute for Interprofessional Education and Practice. By unifying all of our graduate health professions programs on the Portland Campus, UNE will fully integrate its health offerings, creating a health sciences campus unlike any other in the region and enabling the University to expand its position as a national leader in interprofessional education.
 

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Explore Our Degree Programs

Dive into our graduate health professions degrees, and explore undergraduate pathways including Nursing, “pre-med” health sciences majors, and several combined undergraduate/graduate degree path offerings. For students who are already focused on a health-related career as they come out of high school, UNE offers several options that allow you to pursue your undergraduate and graduate degrees in a single accelerated program. These include Pharmacy, Medical Biology, Athletic Training, and our GradVantage program.

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