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THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Admissions is responsible for the processing and review of all MD applications submitted to the UUSOM. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our school's mission and vision, as well as the application requirements for our institution. 

MISSION STATEMENT:

The University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Admissions serves the State of Utah, our medical school and the healthcare profession by admitting well qualified and prepared medical students. Through a holistic culture based on valuing teamwork, professionalism, compassion, and communication, we strive to select a diverse and innovative class who exemplifies dedication, service to their community and patients, leadership, research skill, and academic excellence.

VISION STATEMENT:

The University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Admissions will inspire and transform the application process through quality, education, and innovation to serve the state of Utah and beyond.

    ADMISSIONS EVENTS

    Admissions Information Sessions

    Join the Office of Admissions for a Zoom session and Q&A regarding the application, evaluation, and interview process for the University Of Utah School Of Medicine MD Programs. Register using the links provided.
    After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. 
    Contact maranda.martinez@hsc.utah.edu with any questions regarding the events listed. 
    All events are listed in Salt Lake City local time (Mountain Time). 
    July 21, 2022

    12:00 PM

    REGISTER

    5:30 PM

    REGISTER

    August 17, 2022

    12:00 PM

    REGISTER

    5:30 PM

    REGISTER

    PREPARING FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Individuals interested in applying to medical school are encouraged to evaluate whether a career as a medical doctor is right for them, and consider if their qualifications, personal characteristics, and goals are a good match for applying to the University of Utah School of Medicine.

    In addition to participating in a variety of activities and meeting certain academic requirements, applicants are encouraged to do their best to understand the experiences and everyday lives of physicians and the road ahead of them as medical students. 

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a number of resources to get yourself started:

    Prospective applicants will also want to review the admissions requirements for their chosen schools to get an idea of what is expected of their application, as well as explore opportunities and resources provided at their current or former undergraduate institutions.


    VISIT WITH A PREMEDICAL ADVISOR

    It is strongly recommended that students meet with a premedical advisor as they prepare to apply to medical school. Advisors are familiar with various aspects of the application process and admissions requirements of most medical schools, and are a great resource for students and alumni throughout the application process.

    Premedical advising offices are available on most college and university campuses, the table below includes contact information for premedical advising offices in the state of Utah and the surrounding Mountain West region.

    Boise State University
    Dixie State University
    Southern Utah University
    Utah State University Eastern
    Brigham Young University
    Idaho State University
    University of Idaho
    Utah Valley University
    Brigham Young University - Idaho
    Montana State University
    University of Montana
    Weber State University
    Carroll College
    Northwest Nazarene University
    University of Utah
    Westminster College
    College of Idaho
    Salt Lake Community College
    University of Wyoming
     
    College of Southern Idaho
    Snow College
    Utah State University
     
    If your college/university does not have premedical advisors, contact the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) for assistance.

     

    NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Virtual Interviews for the 2022-2023 Application Cycle 

    Due to the ever-changing landscape in regard to local and campus safety regulations, current on-campus construction, as well as for the financial benefit and convenience of our applicants, the University of Utah School of Medicine will be hosting virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 application cycle. 

    Applicants will not be required to travel or be on campus for Interview Day.

     


     

    HOW WE EVALUATE

    The University of Utah School of Medicine employs a holistic review process, meaning all aspects of the medical school application are considered, not just an applicant's grades and test scores. Applicants must meet a variety of academic and activity requirements, as the balance of outside activities and responsibilities with school or work can be an indicator of one’s ability to navigate the personal and professional challenges they may face as a physician.

    Applicants invited to interview will participate in a variety of assessments in which evaluators will explore attributes such as one's motivation for seeking a medical degree, their leadership experiences, problem solving skills, understanding of medical ethics, interpersonal skills, in addition to their awareness and understanding of the medical profession.

     

    METHODS OF INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT:

    Standardized Video Interviews (SVI)
    • One-way (asynchronous) video interview
    • Answers are recorded and submitted prior to an applicant's Interview Day
    Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • A series of timed, one-on-one interviews taking place on Interview Day
    • Applicants will interview with a variety of evaluators, discussing situational-based prompts and scenarios
    Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
    • Online test taken during an applicant's Interview Day, proctored by Admissions staff.
    • Assesses judgement required for solving problems in school, work and daily life situations with hypothetical and challenging scenarios.

      NOTICE: The Office of Admissions is currently working remotely.

      In-person office visiting hours are not available at this time, however our staff will be operating Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM MST

      To contact our office, please email md.admissions@hsc.utah.edu

      Click here for more information and updates on the University’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

      Email: md.admissions@hsc.utah.edu

      Phone: 801-581-7498
      800-444-8638 ext. 17498

      Fax: 801-581-2931

      Address:
      Eccles Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Suite 5900
      26 South 2000 East
      Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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