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RUUTE Scholars Overview


The University of Utah School of Medicine combines innovative learning with excellence in research and clinical care. With the goal of serving our state, the healthcare profession including a growing and diverse patient population, and the intermountain community and beyond, we believe our medical school is not only of Utah, but for Utah. This vision aligns with the opportunities within the School of Medicine where medical education “strives to emphasize community, relationships, and professionalism in the learning culture through the Exceptional Education Experience (ELE). Like RUUTE Scholars, many medical students who participate in longitudinal rural programs through medical school may be twice as likely to match into primary care specialties such as family medicine. 

The RUUTE Scholars program was created in conjunction to the mission and vision statements of the Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) program and the University of Utah School of Medicine's ELE. RUUTE's learning experiences range from community outreach, becoming a preceptor, to learning experiences for medical students and residents. RUUTE also supports medical students and residents with wellness, housing and mileage reimbursement, application support, and more. Peruse our website to learn more about the program and what we have to offer the community in Utah.

Our Mission 

To improve medical education and training, health care access and long-term socio-economic benefit for rural and underserved communities of Utah by expanding interest, awareness, and placement of students and physicians. 


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.