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Montana & Wyoming Affairs


The University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine is one of the most prominent medical schools in the Mountain West and strives to foster relationships with the surrounding states of Montana & Wyoming in order to provide access to medical education. Students at the UUSOM from Montana & Wyoming have unique opportunities available to them to engage with their home state. 

For admissions and pre-med information, visit the Montana & Wyoming Residents Admissions website.
For more information on Montana & Wyoming Affairs, contact Laura Herring: RUUTE Program Manager, Idaho & Regional Affairs


    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.

    For more information about WICHE certification, tuition, and other application information, visit the Montana & Wyoming Residents Admissions website.



    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.

    UUSOM students from Montana & Wyoming have the opportunity to return to their home state to shadow a physician during their first year. An application is sent out to all students for summer shadowing and winter break shadowing, and scholarships are available. Regional Affairs arranges details of the shadowing experience. 

    The Montana and Wyoming Affairs program is currently under expansion, with more opportunities being developed. If you are a current UUSOM student from Montana or Wyoming interested in returning to your home state for shadowing or clerkships, please contact Laura Herring for more information.

    The Rural Outreach Program (ROP) is a student-run organization that delivers health science learning experiences to K-12 students. This program is run in Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. This opportunity allows medical students to practice teaching, provide hands-on instruction to students with dissections, and provide insight on the pathway to being in medical school and some of the pros and cons.

    • Time commitment: 3-5 days
    • Trips occur during winter and spring breaks


    To find more ways to donate towards rural medical student scholarships, please visit the University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association website.

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    Please contact the RUUTE Team with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.