MD Program Admissions



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

Fax: 801-581-2931

Eccles Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Suite 5900

26 South 2000 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Preparing for Medical School

Individuals interested in applying to medical school are encouraged 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.

In addition to participating in a variety of activities and meeting certain academic requirements, applicants are encouraged to do their best to understand the experiences and everyday lives of physicians and the road ahead of them as medical students. 

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a number of resources to get yourself started:

Prospective applicants will also want to review the admissions requirements for their chosen schools to get an idea of what is expected of their application, as well as explore opportunities and resources provided at their current or former undergraduate institutions.

Premedical Advisors

It is strongly recommended that students meet with a premedical advisor as they prepare to apply to medical school. Advisors are familiar with various aspects of the application process and admissions requirements of most medical schools, and are a great resource for students and alumni throughout the application process.

Premedical advising offices are available on most college and university campuses, the table below includes contact information for premedical advising offices in the state of Utah and the surrounding Mountain West region.

Boise State University Snow College
Brigham Young University Southern Utah University
Brigham Young University - Idaho University of Idaho
Carroll College University of Montana
College of Idaho University of Utah
College of Southern Idaho University of Wyoming
Dixie State University Utah State University
Idaho State University Utah State University Eastern
Montana State University Utah Valley University
Northwest Nazarene University Weber State University
Salt Lake Community College Westminster College

If your college/university does not have premedical advisors, contact the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) for assistance.