UUSOM & Montana / Wyoming
As one of the most prominent medical schools in the Mountain West, the University of Utah School of Medicine believes in fostering relationships with our surrounding states in order to provide access to medical education, in addition to medical care in our hospitals and facilities.
UUSOM also provides a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in rural medicine through the Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) program, and also gives students the option to return to their home states for third year rotations.
Montana Residents & State Certification
Through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Professional Student Exchange Program (WICHE PSEP), incoming Montana students may be eligible to attend the U of U School of Medicine at reduced or resident tuition rates.
- Applicants who wish to claim Montana residency and participate in the WICHE PSEP program must be certified through their home state in order to be considered an Montana resident and eligible for PSEP funding. Applicants who are not awarded PSEP funding will pay non-resident tuition rates for the entirety of their medical school experience and will not be eligible to reclassify for Utah residency after one year.
- Applicants who wish to claim Montana residents and not participate in the WICHE PSEP program will proceed through the application process as a non-resident and upon acceptance, will remain a non-resident for the entirety of their medical school experience and not be eligible to reclassify for Utah residency after one year.
Students must apply for WICHE funding directly with their home state no later than October 15th of the year prior to beginning medical school. Upon approval of this application, a student becomes “certified”, which means the student is deemed an established resident of their home state, and eligible to compete for WICHE support, which is provided by Montana state tax dollars.
Questions about application materials or the certification process can be directed to:
Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program
The Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP) is a fund created to help pay the educational debts of physicians who provide service to rural and medically underserved areas and populations in Montana.
Funding for MRPIP is provided by a tuition surcharge/fee that is assessed to all Montana medical and osteopathic medical students supported by the state through the WICHE and WWAMI medical education programs.
The MRPIP fee is separate from other medical school tuition, fees, and expenses. Upon acceptance, the fee is to be paid separately and directly by each student to the MRPIP fund by November 1 of each academic year.
If you are selected to receive WICHE PSEP funding, you will be required to pay this fee annually throughout your program enrollment as a condition of participation. Click here for more information about MRPIP.
Wyoming State Certification
Per the state of Wyoming, WICHE PSEP funding for new start Allopathic Medicine (MD) students enrolling Fall 2023 and forward is suspended until further notice. Please refer to the Wyoming PSEP Certifying Office for more information.
Wyoming residents accepted to the University of Utah School of Medicine will be required to pay non-resident tuition for the entirety of their medical school experience will not be eligible to petition to reclassify for in-state tuition.
Premedical Advisors in Montana & Wyoming
Premedical advisors are available on most college and university campuses to assist students and alumni in their preparation and application to medical school.
Premedical advisors are familiar with the admissions requirements of most medical schools, and UUSOM meets regularly with premedical advisors in the Intermountain area to review our admissions procedures and to discuss the admissions process.
If your college/university does not have premedical advisors, contact the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) for assistance.
University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Admissions
Eccles Health Sciences Education Building - Suite 5900
26 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112