Application & Review Process
All applications should be made through the American Medical College Application Services (AMCAS). Applications must be submitted to AMCAS no later than 11:59 pm EST on November 1. Applicants must take the MCAT no later than September 11, 2021, to be considered for the 2021 application cycle.
Early Decision Program (EDP)
Early Decision is an application process recommended to outstanding applicants that notifies them of decision by October 1, 2021. This allows sufficient time to apply to other medical schools if not accepted to the University of Utah School of Medicine. Please review official AMCAS Early Decision Guidelines before applying to the EDP.
EDP applications must be submitted to AMCAS no later than 11:59 pm EST on August 1. Applicants must take the MCAT no later than June 30, 2021, to be considered for the 2021-22 application cycle.
Applicants will be classified for tuition purposes prior to receiving a secondary application. You will be notified of your classification via email. Determination will be based on the legal state of residence listed on your AMCAS application. For more information on in-state classification, review our residency page.
Applicants invited to complete secondary materials will have 30 days from the date of the invitation to submit the required materials including letters of recommendation.
Secondary Application Materials:
- Application Fee - $100
- The application fee may be paid by credit card and is nonrefundable. We honor the AMCAS fee waiver. Students in extreme financial hardship who did not obtain the AMCAS fee waiver may petition the School of Medicine requesting that the application fee be waived.
- Letters of Recommendation
- Premedical Coursework
- Activities Form
- Community Engagement
- Clinical Experience
- Intellectual Curiosity
- Utah Addendum Certification
- Idaho State Certification
- WICHE Certification
- Non-Resident Explanation
- Reapplication Explanation
- Gap Year Explanation
- RUUTE Scholars Application
- COVID-19 Statement
Your application is reviewed to determine if you are eligible for further consideration. The School of Medicine will not consider applicants who have previously matriculated, been dismissed, are on probation, on hold, or who are under suspension at another LCME accredited allopathic medical school.
All decisions are final.
Volunteers from the fourth year medical student class and faculty representatives who are physicians, investigators, administrators, or community representatives who interact with the medical students, participate in the assessment process. Evaluators explore the applicant's motivation for seeking a medical degree, awareness and understanding of the medical profession, leadership, problem solving skills, understanding of medical ethics, and interpersonal skills.
Members of the Admissions Committee are volunteers from the fourth year medical student class and faculty representatives who are physicians, investigators, administrators, or community representatives who interact with the medical students. Committee members discuss each qualifying applicant in detail, after which each applicant is independently graded.
Applicants are reviewed weekly until all interviewed applicants have been presented. Notifications will be sent by email, revealing final status: Accepted, placed on the alternate list, or not accepted.