University of Utah Intermountain Healthcare Population Health Scholars Program
The University of Utah Intermountain Healthcare Population Health Scholars is a new collaborative program developed between the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare. You can see the official announcement press release of the program here.
The program is focused on improving the health and well-being for the people of Utah and Intermountain West by training physicians who will deliver high quality care using an innovative population health framework. This program will provide students a robust education focused on delivering population-oriented healthcare, with an explicit focus on high quality affordable care centered in communities that targets both the prevention of disease and restoration of health.
Through substantial financial contributions made by Intermountain Healthcare, participants of the program will receive a forgivable loan that covers approximately half of their tuition through their four (4) years of medical school. Upon completion of medical school, it is expected that participants will pursue residency in a population health specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, or Pediatrics) and be offered guaranteed employment with Intermountain Healthcare at one of their many world class locations when they have completed their residency training. Participants will work towards loan forgiveness at a 1:1 ratio, with their first year of employment with Intermountain Healthcare corresponding with forgiveness of the dollar amount received for their first year of medical school.