Utah is a wonderful place to live and to practice medicine. Approximately 3 Million people live in Utah, half of that in Salt Lake County and Utah County where our facilities are located. Utah boasts five of the best national parks in the country, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. The Grand Canyon lies just South of the state. There are also five national monuments (Cedar Breaks, Dinosaur, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges, and Rainbow Bridge) and a national recreation area (Glen Canyon, which contains Lake Powell, the preeminent boating destination in the Western United States with more shoreline than California, Oregon, and Washington combined.) There are also 43 state parks, many of which would be national parks in any other state. The Wasatch Mountains lie at our doorstep, with world class rock climbing, backcountry skiing, hiking, cycling, and mountain biking. Eight major ski resorts can be reached within 30 minutes of our facilities and receive up to 500 inches of snow each season.
As a major metropolitan area, Salt Lake City boasts an NBA basketball team, an MLS soccer team and minor league franchises for baseball and ice hockey. Division 1 sporting teams at The University of Utah and Brigham Young University are also perennial contenders. The Tour of Utah, the most difficult professional cycling race in North America, occurs here each summer. World class concerts, theatre, ballet, opera, symphony, museums, and other cultural events are readily available.
Utah has a moderate cost of living. While not as inexpensive as the Midwest, Utah is a far less expensive place to live than any major city on either coast. The state is frequently recognized as one of best-run and most business friendly states. Over 17 million tourists visit each year.
Utah is an attractive place for physicians of all specialties to practice, so call schedules are staffed with caring, competent physicians who live and practice in Utah for the long-term rather than moonlighters flown in from other parts of the country. Most physicians new to this area are surprised to learn just how “nice” consulting physicians are, even at 3 am. We enjoy excellent relationships with the rest of the medical staff and approximately every other medical staff president is a member of our group.
Next, the facilities staffed by UES.