Upon acceptance to the Spencer Fox Eccles 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 SFESOM Office of Student Affairs, as they will be a continued resource to aid in the preparation of beginning medical school.
Refer to the fields below to learn more about expectations and requirements for accepted medical students:
Upon acceptance, students will be required to submit additional information in order to confirm their acceptance and matriculate. This information may include (but is not limited to):
- University of Utah Graduate School Application
- Criminal Background Report
- Transcripts from all attended institutions
- Prerequisite coursework and completed degree information
- Institutional Disciplinary Information form
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Residency information
- AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool decision submission
The AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) created the CYMS tool to support medical schools’ enrollment management processes and help applicants communicate their intentions about which medical schools they plan to attend. The AMCAS tool will identify the applicants making either selection, and this applicant-specific information will be visible only to schools where the applicant has a current acceptance or alternate-list position.
The CYMS Tool timeline for AY 2023-2024 and SFESOM acceptances is provided below:
February 20, 2024: 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.
- At the time of this selection, applicants can 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.
April 15, 2024: All accepted applicants holding more than three acceptance offers should narrow their acceptance offers to 3 or less, with no limit on the amount of alternate list offers they may hold.
April 30, 2024: The “Commit to Enroll” option is available for selection. Selecting “Commit to Enroll” indicates that the applicant has made a final selection and withdrawn all other applications.
- Per the Application and Acceptance Protocols for Applicants, applicants should narrow acceptance offers to one by April 30, 2024, with no limit on the number of alternate list offers they may hold.
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.
May 1, 2024: Final commitment to SFESOM deadline
- Applicants who are committed to attending SFESOM must indicate Commit to Enroll by May 1.
- Students accepted after May 1 will be provided a deadline upon acceptance.
Please note that dates may vary from program to program and students are responsible for confirming the policies and deadlines of the programs they have applied to.
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.