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Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine


Spencer Fox Eccles 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, our medical school trains the majority of Utah physicians, offering: 

We are widely recognized for interdisciplinary research in the genetics of disease, cancer, biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, and other areas of leading-edge medicine.

Physician Assistant Program Extends Rural Health Care

The Dirt in Our Veins

For more than a decade, residents of a former fundamentalist Mormon stronghold had no access to health care. driven by the dire need in their remote community, local leaders fought to open a clinic.

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Match Day 2023

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Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships

The value of LICs

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Celebrating SCoPE

6-week course prepares Class of 2027 for Mission-Driven Program

SCoPE (Skills, Community, and Professional Exploration) is a six-week intro course every new MD student will be enrolled in. The class of 2027 was the first to go through the course. Most notably, the students say the course showed them "that medical school and medicine in general is so much more than checking boxes". Here's to the next four years, class of 2027! 

Educators to Coaches: Tools for Better Medical Education

The June 2023 Core Educator Retreat centered around the importance of learner-focused, reflective coaching – to improve education experiences for both educators and students.

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Student-Led Clinics are Good for Everyone

Student-led clinics bring accessible health care to under-resourced communities while augmenting new med school students' education. That's why we're making them an integral part of the MD program.

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Med School's Most Important Day

Commencement is only the second most important day of medical school. The first is a day held on the same Friday in March, everywhere in the county: Match Day.

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Landmark gift from Eccles Foundations

The University of Utah today announced a landmark gift of $110 million for its School of Medicine from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation.

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Ultrasound on a Smartphone

This handheld probe replaces a $200,000 ultrasound device, allowing doctors to see ultrasound scans on a tablet. In 2021, we gave one to every one of our medical school students.

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Upcoming Events

September 21, 2023

Women In Pediatrics Faculty Networking Event

The 2nd Annual Women in Pediatrics Faculty Networking Event, Thursday, September 21st from 5:30pm – 8:...

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September 22, 2023

Hematology Faculty Conference

Dr. Chris Gregg, Associate Professor, Neurobiology, will present. This will be a hybrid meeting.  Email a...

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September 22, 2023

Palliative Care Grand Rounds

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   "Depression/Anxiety at End of Life" presented by Dr. Emily ...

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September 25, 2023

Special Science Lecture - Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan

Please join us for this Special Scientific Lecture given by Venki Ramakrishnan on Monday, September 25th at 12...

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September 25, 2023

Biochemistry Seminar Series

Join us for the Biochemisty Seminar Series Event Contact Name: Megan Hendrickson ...

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September 26, 2023

Geriatrics Clinical Conference

“Update in Geriatrics Clinical Care”, Geriatrics Clinical Conference. Presenter: CME ...

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Donate to the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine

This School of Medicine Alumni Association Fund is used to support medical student programming, student scholarships, and alumni outreach. It provided start-up funding for the Student Emergency Fund and the Wellness Program. It also funds special requests from the Dean of the School of Medicine, finances speakers for CME and other training, and helps cover housing costs for the Rural Utah Underserved Training Experience for students doing rotations in rural communities around the state.