Application & Review Process

 Deadlines are subject to changes made by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the University of Utah School of Medicine as the changing environment and options for future applicants are addressed. All updates will be made through this site as more information is released. 

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 28, 2020, 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, 2020. 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 28, 2020, to be considered for the 2021 application cycle.

Applicants not accepted under the EDP will be automatically be placed in the regular applicant pool. 

Residency Classification

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

Secondary Application

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:

Review Process

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.

Assessment Process

Because of the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, we will continue to assess the situation and explore options to provide assessments and a UUSOM Experience Day should it become necessary. We will communicate any changes to our Assessment Day experience via our website and email.

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.

Selection Process

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.

CONNECT WITH US

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. 

Contact:

Email: deans.admissions@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-7498
              800-444-8638 ext. 17498

Fax: 801-581-2931

Address:
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 https://coronavirus.utah.edu/

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