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University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

We select capable students to have a balanced & heterogeneous group that will excel in the art & science of medicine. Recognizing a diverse class promotes an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation & discussion that is conducive to learning. A variety of perspectives & experiences prepares students to care for patients. 82% offered to UT & non-residents who graduated from a UT HS or college.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Kathy Doulis
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 14 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.71
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology biochemistry
organic chemistry humanities
inorganic (general) chemistry demonstration of writing skills
physics social sciences
molecular and cell biology general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  4.3:1
Full-time faculty  1,505
Part-time faculty  242
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  114
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  16
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,391
Part-time faculty in clinical program  226

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $101.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  352
Principal investigators (PIs)  181
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  396

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Huntsman Cancer Hospital University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Intermountain Medical Center University of Utah Hospital
LDS Hospital Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System
Primary Children's Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Medical sciences/arts/clinical skills are integrated thru all 4 years utilizing core "Threads". Beginning the 1st week students learn to care for/examine patients. Students attend clinic weekly after the 1st semester. Research/community service projects are required. 3rd year includes Pediatric/OB-Gyn/Int Med/ Fam Med/Surg/Neurology/Psych clerkships. 4th year is student selected "Track" model.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  81
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  231
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  72
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  232

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  46
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $101.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $67.59

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  58
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  37.1%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.71
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  8.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  4.3:1
Total medical school enrollment  346

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Wendy Clark
Financial aid phone  (801) 581-6499



Full-time: $31,982 (in-state)
Full-time: $60,548 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $952
Room and board  $9,216
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $139,634

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  81%
Students receiving loans  72%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  70%
Students receiving work study  0%



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