Welcome to the University of Utah School of Medicine

The University of Utah School of Medicine combines excellence in teaching, research, and clinical expertise to train tomorrow's physicians for the rapidly changing world of medicine. With a faculty of more than 1,000 physicians and researchers and 23 clinical and basic-science departments, the School of Medicine trains the majority of Utah physicians, offering an MD degree, physician assistant training, residency, fellowship specialty training, and degrees in public health or research.

The School of Medicine also is widely recognized for interdisciplinary research in the genetics of disease, cancer, biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, and other areas of leading-edge medicine.

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Latest News

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death
Sep 28, 2016

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

Internal Medicine, , zika, infectious disease

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City unravel the mystery behind a rare Zika-related death in an adult, and unconventional transmission to a second patient in a correspondence published online on September 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Details point to an unusually high concentration of virus in the first patient’s blood as being responsible for his death. The phenomenon may also explain how the second patient may have contracted the virus through casual contact with the primary patient, the first such documented case. ... Read More

Super Sleepers or Dangerously Drowsy?
Sep 15, 2016

Super Sleepers or Dangerously Drowsy?

brain, sleep

Most people could benefit from a few extra hours of sleep every night. But some people habitually sleep much less than the recommended amount, yet report feeling no ill effects. A new University of Utah study, published Sept. 15 in Brain and Behavior, finds that patterns of neural connections in the brains of so-called “habitual short sleepers” suggest that some of these people may be efficient sleepers, but may also be more tired than they realize.... Read More

Moving the Needle on Health Care Quality and Costs
Research, Health Care Transformation
Sep 13, 2016

Moving the Needle on Health Care Quality and Costs

health care transformation

Bucking national trends, a University of Utah Health Care program is making a difference in healthcare quality and cost, reports a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The value driven outcomes program breaks down health procedure costs to the level of each bandage and minutes of nursing time. After addressing inefficiencies exposed in three procedures - joint replacement, in-hospital laboratory testing, and sepsis management – patients fared better and costs fell. ... Read More



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