University of Utah, School of Medicine

University of Utah,


Founded in 1905 as a two-year medical school, the University of Utah School of Medicine was converted into a four-year medical degree college in 1941. The School of Medicine is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the upper campus of Utah University. It is the only MD-granting institution in Utah. UUSOM was ranked 15th best medical school in research, 14th best in primary care and 2nd best in physician assistance program by US News and World Report 2020.

The University of Utah School of Medicine blends excellence in teaching, research, and clinical experience to train the physicians of tomorrow for the quickly-changing medicine world. The School of Medicine teaches the majority of physicians in Utah with a staff of more than 1,000 physicians and scholars and 22 departments of clinical and basic science.


    The Utah university School of medicine serves the people of utah and beyond by continuity

    Improving the health and quality of life of individuals and communities. This is accomplished

    by patient care awareness and scientific excellence. Each is essential to the mission, and each strengthens the other.

    UUSOM aims:

  • Without compromise, provides compassionate care.
  • To train future scientists and health care physicians.
  • To advance knowledge and well-being, by promoting research.
  • Vision

    To provide the students of UUSOM with an exceptional learning experience to promote their development into competent and caring professionals. To achieve the outstanding learning vision UUSOM values:

  • Relationships based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Capabilities and talents of each member of the learning community to contribute  according to their strengths.
  • Responsibility of each member of the community towards each other.
  • Accountability to professional standards of attitudes and behavior.
  • Appreciation for diversity of views and collaborative teamwork spirit.
  • Values

  • Compassion for imparting education.
  • Collaboration for excellent research and development.
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Trust

Applying to UUSOM

    Academic Requirements

    Until enrolling at the University of Utah School of Medicine, you must have a bachelor’s degree and complete your premedical courses at a regionally accredited college in the United States or Canada. Accepted students will be required to provide transcripts for each college attended. Before matriculation, the degree must be posted.

    Coursework for Science


    4 semesters to include both a general chemistry series including all applicable laboratories (including both quantitative and qualitative analysis) and an organic chemistry series comprising all applicable laboratories. Advanced placement credit earned with a score of four or five meets this requirement for one semester.


    2 semesters of physics with applicable labs


    2 semesters one course in Cell Biology or Social Science 


    1 semester (history, economics, anthropology, psychology, etc.) 


    1 semester (art, music, drama, literature, etc.).

  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than four years previous to matriculation.

Admission Requirements

    Conditions for Acceptance and continuation of Degree

  • If you are currently an undergraduate, you must complete all bachelor’s degree requirements before matriculating at the UUSOM. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, you must complete all advanced degree requirements before matriculation.
  • Applicants are bound to have only one medical school position at a time after the 30th of April. The acceptances that you possess will be reported by AMCAS to medical university. For the betterment of applicants on the waiting list, try to make your decision your decision as soon as possible and inform the Admissions Office of UUSOM.
  • Requirements

  • All candidates applying should have completed at least 90 semester hours of course work in an accredited Canadian or U.S. college.
  • Applicants who are not U.S. nationals or permanent residents in the U.S. can apply as well, provided that they have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of course work in an accredited Canadian or U.S college.
  • Applicants who present MCAT test scores, those test scores can be from the current version of MCAT or the future version of MCAT, however, the test should be taken no later than 30th September of the year before matriculation.
  • The average GPA and MCAT for the entering class of 2019 was:
  • 3.78 Cumulative GPA with a range of 3.24-4.00
  • 3.75 Science GPA with a range of 3.11-4.00
  • 518 MCAT, with a range of 504-526. Mode: 519

Courses Offered


  • MS Anesthesiology
  • MS Biochemistry
  • MS Biomedical Informatics
  • MS Dermatology
  • MS Family & Preventive Medicine
  • MS Human Genetics
  • MS Internal Medicine
  • MS Neurobiology & Anatomy
  • MS Neurology
  • MS Neurosurgery
  • MS Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • MS Oncological Sciences
  • MS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • MS Orthopedics
  • MS Pathology
  • MS Pediatrics
  • MS Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • MS Population Health Sciences
  • MS Psychiatry
  • MS Radiation Oncology
  • MS Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • MS Surgery
  • Certificate Courses:

  • Genome Science Certificate
  • Global Health Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Medicine
  • Health Services Administration (HSA)
  • Informatics Certificate
  • Occupational Safety & Health Certificate
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research/Comparative Effectiveness Research Certificate
  • Personalized Health Care Certificate
  • Public Health Certificate
  • BioVentures Program Certification


  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Dermatology
  • Family & Preventive Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurobiology & Anatomy
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Oncological Sciences
  • Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Population Health Sciences
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Surgery



    Students need recreational activities to perform well and to make their minds function properly. Exercise and sports are essential for a healthy body and a healthy brain. UUSOM has the facilities of baseball for men, basketball for women, cross country for women, football, golf for men, gymnastics for men, lacrosse for men, skiing for men and women, soccer for women, softball, swimming & diving for men, swimming & diving for women, tennis for men, tennis for women, track & field, volleyball, beach volleyball. There are huge basketball courts, gigantic swimming pools, widespread volleyball courts always hustling with students, soccer grounds adding to the sports infrastructure of the University of Utah.


    The library at the University of Utah is one of the world’s best resources for knowledge. The library offers the facilities of interlibrary loan, print/copy and scan service, computer labs and tech loans, course reserves, digital items and the facilities of study rooms and projectors. 

    Housing Facilities:

    Housing and Residential Education helps the students to find the place for residence and housing mentioned below are the options for residence:

  • Gateway heights
  • Sage point
  • Benchmark plaza
  • Marriott honors community
  • Lassonde studios
  • Officers circle
  • Shoreline ridge
  • U of u at block 44
  • Downtown commons 1
  • Downtown commons 2
  • Cedar court 700
  • Chapel glen
  • Dining Facilities:

    Hospital Cafeteria

    Hospital Cafeteria

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Hours: Monday—Friday, 6:30 am—10 pm

    Saturday—Sunday, and Holidays, 8 am—8 pm


    Starbucks Coffee

    Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

    Location: first floor, hospital lobby

    Lobby Espresso

    Hours: 6 am- 10:30AM
    Location: A level at the base of the elevators

    The Point Restaurant

    Hours: Monday—Friday
    Breakfast 7 am­—10:30 am
    Lunch 11 am—2 pm
    Location: Floor 6, Huntsman Cancer Institute

    The Point Bistro

    Location: Floor 6, Huntsman Cancer Institute
    Hours: Monday—Friday, 7 am—8:30 pm
    Saturday—Sunday, 11 am—7 pm

    The Night Bistro

    Hours: 10 pm–3 am
    Location: Level A at the base of the elevators

Scholarships Available

  • Roscoe B. Anderson and Dr. Joan Critchlow Endowed Scholarship
  • Elliott V. Anderson Scholarship
  • Edgar W. Barber and Ruth Alma Barber Scholarship
  • Ross R. Anderson, MD Scholarship
  • Keith Barnes, MD and Ida May “Dotty” Barnes, RN Scholarship Fund
  • Kyle and Lael S. Bettilyon Scholarship
  • The Heather Joan Belsey Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Gordon and Betty M. Browning Scholarship
  • Thomas H. Caine Student Scholarship Fund
  • Justin D. Call, MD Scholarship
  • Ronald L. and Dona P. Call Scholarship
  • Conrad S. Carlson and Mabel W. Carlson Scholarship
  • Robert B. Clark, MD Endowed Scholarship
  • Russell B. Clark, MD Endowed Scholarship
  • Allen W. & Norma Cowley Scholarship
  • Joseph Turner Crockett, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Middleton Dahl, MD and Douglas Seely Dahl, MD Scholarship
  • Robert J. and Geraldine W. Dellenback Legacy Scholarship
  • John Aldous and Karma J. Dixon Scholarship
  • Gladys C. Ellison Memorial Scholarship
  • Lorin J. and Willena G. Ellison Scholarship
  • Alan and Beverly Frank Scholarship Fund
  • Richard Frenkel Scholarship Fund
  • Kendall D. “Ken” Garff Scholarship
  • Renee Wright Hagander Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Wesley G. Harline, MD Scholarship Fund
  • & Mrs. C. Charles Hetzel, Jr. Scholarship
  • Jim C. and Jodee H. Hoellein Scholarship
  • Hubbard Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Rowland Kurt Hubert Memorial Scholarship
  • Gary R. and Christine W. Hunter Scholarship
  • Richard E. Hurley, MD Endowed Scholarship
  • Rees and Eleanor T. Jensen Scholarship
  • Richard Paul Jensen Scholarship
  • Vernal H. and Athleen Johnson Scholarship
  • Frank and Pamela Joklik Scholarship Fund
  • Edward C. Klatt, MD Scholarship
  • Leland O. Learned, MD and Avanel Learned Scholarship
  • Bernett Love Memorial Scholarship
  • John H. and Helen M. Marsden Scholarship Fund
  • Beverly and Don McCleve Scholarship
  • Richard L. and Joanne McGillis Scholarship
  • Medical Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund
  • Medical Scholarship Fund
  • Drew B. Meilstrup, MD Scholarship
  • Steven K. and Yasemin S. Miller Scholarship Fund
  • Art U. And Blanche T. Miner Scholarship
  • Dean A. Moffatt, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Vernal and Anora Mortensen Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Louise Motta Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Conrad H. Nebeker, MD Endowed Scholarship
  • Elmer Thomas and Edna Romney Noall Scholarship
  • Olaf C. and Vaudelle C. Ohlin Scholarship Fund
  • Sara H. Perry Scholarship.
  • The George C. Pingree, MD, and Anne C. Pingree Legacy Scholarship
  • Alan R. and Carmen Ruth Pratt Endowed Scholarship
  • Junior Edward Rich, MD Scholarship
  • Richards Memorial Medical Foundation Scholarship
  • School of Medicine Student Aid Fund
  • Andrew J. and Carolyn Rice Schilly Endowed Scholarship

  • Deadlines

    2020-21 General Scholarship Application Opens: September 16, 2019

    2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Opens: October 1, 2019

    2020-21 Freshman Admissions Priority Date: November 1, 2019

    2020-21 Transfer Admissions Priority Date: February 1, 2020

    2020-21 Financial Aid Priority Date: February 1. 2020

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