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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.

Through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Professional Student Exchange Program (WICHE PSEP), incoming Montana and Wyoming students who are certified residents of their home states may be eligible to attend the UUSOM at reduced or resident tuition rates.

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. 

 

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WICHE PSEP & State Certification

Through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Professional Student Exchange Program (WICHE PSEP), incoming Montana and Wyoming 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 or Wyoming residency and participate in the WICHE PSEP program must be certified through their home states in order to be considered an established 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. 

Applicants who wish to claim Montana or Wyoming residency 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.

See below for individual state certification information:

 

    Montana State Certification

    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.

    Application materials and additional information. 

    Questions about application materials or the certification process can be directed to:

    Laurie Tobol: ltobol@montana.edu     |     Sheila Newlun: snewlun@montana.edu

     

    Click here to visit the WICHE website for PSEP Application Information by State/Territory

    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

    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 Wyoming state tax dollars.

    Application materials and additional information.

    Questions about application materials or the certification process can be directed to: certoff@uwyo.edu 

    Click here to visit the WICHE website for PSEP Application Information by State/Territory

     

     


     

     

    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.

     

     


     

     

    CONTACT UUSOM:

    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
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    md.admissions@hsc.utah.edu