Admissions Overview

To meet the mission and vision of the University of Utah School of Medicine, we seek applicants who will emphasize community, relationships, and professionalism in the learning culture through the Exceptional Education Experience (ELE). ELE promotes the creation of a foundation that develops self-motivated, system-thinking, patient-centered, evidence-based, life-long learners. Our admissions requirements and recommendations reflect these values.

In response to the uncertainty and concern with the current pandemic, the University of Utah School of Medicine is following local and state guidelines.  The health and safety of our applicants, our staff, and current medical students during these challenging and unprecedented times is our top priority. 

As we navigate this unusual and complex situation, we have made significant and important changes to our upcoming admissions cycle

These discussions have involved the Admissions Committee as well as multiple internal and external stakeholders, and we hope the following updates and modifications will help current and future applicants adapt to the evolving pre-medical landscape.

To read an overview of the requirement changes, please refer to this letter from the Admissions Office.

To review our previous admissions requirements click here.

We encourage each applicant to review application requirements and deadline changes closely. Any further updates and changes will be published on the Admissions Requirements and Application & Review Process pages. 

Due to COVID-19 and local and state health guidelines, the University of Utah School of Medicine has decided to move from conducting in-person interviews to virtual interviews for the 2020-2021 application cycle. 

For the 2020-2021 medical school application process, applicants will NOT  be expected to travel or be on campus for their interview day this upcoming cycle due to COVID-19. The UUSOM Assessment Day will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. Details regarding the format will be shared upon an invitation to interview. We are working on showcasing virtually what our school has to offer. Throughout this new process, we recognize that we may run into technical difficulties and ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this together. 

Applicants will receive an invitation to interview and will be provided the opportunity to share their questions and concerns as well as test their personal computer during a prescheduled virtual meeting to ensure their personal computer is ready for their Assessment Day (Interview Day). Patience and understanding on both the applicant and admissions will be expected should there be incidents of any technical difficulties.

We hope that you remain safe and healthy over the coming months during the application season. We welcome you to contact our team should you have any questions or concerns as you are navigating the application and interview process. Our team will provide more details as we near Assessment Day.  

We encourage applicants 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.

It is strongly recommended that students meet with a premedical advisor as they prepare to apply to medical school. Premedical advisors are familiar with the admissions requirements of most medical schools, and can provide valuable guidance and assistance throughout the application process.  If you are a first year college student or a non-traditional applicant, local pre-medical advisors have indicated that they are willing to assist future and current alumni.  


NOTICE: Due to guidance released and monitored by the University of Utah and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Admissions Office will be offering limited in-person support Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Please contact us to make an appointment with a member of our team.

Any questions can still be addressed via email or by phone. 


Phone: 801-581-7498
              800-444-8638 ext. 17498

Fax: 801-581-2931

Eccles Health Sciences Education Bldg - Suite 5900
26 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

For information and updates on the University’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis, please visit

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