Upon acceptance to the University of Utah School of Medicine, the Admissions Office will provide additional information to students regarding submission deadlines and required acceptance materials, as well as information on students events such as Second Look Day and the White Coat Ceremony.
Accepted students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with the UUSOM Office of Student Affairs, as they will be a main resource to aid in the preparation of beginning medical school in August.
Once accepted to the University of Utah School of Medicine, students will be required to submit the following in order to confirm their acceptance and matriculate:
- Tuition Deposit
- Graduate School Application
- Criminal Background Check Report
- Transcripts from all attended institutions
- Dean's Certification form
- Immunization records
- Proof of Health Insurance
Plan to Enroll:
Beginning Feb. 19*, applicants holding one or more acceptance offers can select “Plan to Enroll” in the AMCAS application at any school from which they have received an acceptance offer. Making this selection allows schools to view in aggregate the number of applicants who selected “Plan to Enroll” for their schools.
Until April 30, applicants can, at the time they make this selection, continue to hold other acceptances, remain on alternate lists, and continue to interview at other schools.
If applicants receive new offers, they can update their selection at any time, but they can select only one school at a time.
A school will only be able to see the aggregate number of their applicants who have selected that school or another school in the AMCAS tool to assist them with their enrollment management.
If an applicant selects “Plan to Enroll” at another school, AMCAS will not identify the applicant or the other school.
Commit to Enroll:
Beginning April 30*, accepted applicants will have two options to select: “Plan to Enroll” or “Commit to Enroll.” Selecting “Commit to Enroll” indicates that the applicant has made a final selection and withdrawn all other applications.
Starting April 30, the AMCAS tool will identify the applicants making either selection. This applicant-specific information will be visible only to schools where the applicant has a current acceptance or alternate-list position.
If an applicant selects “Commit to Enroll” to a school, all other schools where the applicant also holds an acceptance or alternate-list offer will be notified but will not know the name of the school selected.
Selecting “Commit to Enroll” does not automatically withdraw applications from other medical schools. Applicants must communicate directly with all schools about their final decision according to each school’s specific policy.
*If a date falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day applies.
The University of Utah School of Medicine policy states that accepted applicants are expected to matriculate into to medical school in August of the year of application.
Circumstances for which a deferral may be granted include, but are not limited to:
- Serious illness of applicant or immediate family member
- Family hardship
- Meaningful educational opportunity
- Completion of military service
Applicants requesting a deferment must email the Associate Dean for Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to June 1 of the acceptance year.
The request should include an explanation of the reason for the deferral, and additional information or documentation may be required before making a final determination. The Associate Dean may consult with the Admissions Committee for consideration of each request.
Deferment may be granted for the period of one academic year, and may be extended upon written request to the Associate Dean for Admissions.
All decisions by the Associate Dean for Admissions and Admissions Committee are final. If a deferral request is granted, applying to another medical school during the period of deferment will result in withdrawal of the initial offer of acceptance and loss of position at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Those approved for deferral will be required to submit a new AMCAS application for the year they will be entering medical school, due by October 1 of the same year.
If the applicant does not submit their AMCAS application by this deadline, their acceptance may be withdrawn.