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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.



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