The strength of the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program lies in the diverse clinical opportunities available for our residents.

Since 1972, 385 residents have graduated from the University of Utah family medicine residency program in Salt Lake City. Our graduates are found in all types of practice settings including rural, urban, under-served, and academic environments. Because of the diverse backgrounds and professional interests of the residents attracted to this program, we strive to preserve the flexibility that allows each resident to direct their own experience. Residents play an integral role in decision-making, program evaluation, and directing improvements. Our program offers comprehensive training in family-centered patient care, including obstetrics, with an innovative continuity clinic preparing graduates as clinical leaders.

The University of Utah family medicine residency program is an unopposed community-based program with specialty training at University and children's hospitals.

We train resident physicians to deliver state-of-the-art health care in innovative practice models, quality improvement, managing populations, leadership skills, and personal wellness.


The University of Utah family medicine residency program trains family physicians in dynamic and innovative practices to be physician leaders in diverse practice settings.

Welcome From Our Residency Director

Sonja VanHala, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP

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Contact Information

Annie Collins
Program Coordinator
Family Medicine Residency Program
Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Utah
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Phone: 801-587-3411
Send Annie Collins an email