Idaho Affairs

The University of Utah School of Medicine has a contract with the State of Idaho that ensures that 10 Idaho residents are accepted to the School of Medicine each year.

As an Idaho student, there are opportunities and benefits that students can take advantage of throughout their medical school career. Some of these opportunities include rural rotations, student groups, and other learning experience opportunities through the RUUTE Program.

For admissions and pre-med information, visit the Idaho Residents Admissions website.

 


Idaho Contract Information

State Certification & Tuition 

In order to be considered for one of the 10 designated Idaho seats, certification of Idaho state residency is required. Accepted certified Idaho residents will pay in-state Utah tuition, and the state of Idaho will pay the difference between in-state and out of state tuition for the duration of the student's medical education.

For more information about Idaho State Certification, tuition, and other application information, visit the Idaho Residents Admissions website.
 
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Idaho Rural Outreach Program (IROP) 

The Idaho Rural Outreach Program (IROP) is a student-run organization that delivers health science learning experiences to K-12 students around Idaho. This opportunity allows medical students to practice teaching, provide hands-on instruction to students with dissections, and provide insight on the pathway to being in medical school and some of the pros and cons.

  • Time commitment: 3-5 days
  • Trips occur during winter and spring breaks
For more information, contact:
Laura Herring, Idaho & Regional Affairs Coordinator
Laura.Herring@hsc.utah.edu 

 

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First-Year Shadowing

UUSOM students from the state of Idaho have the opportunity to return to Idaho to shadow a physician during their first year. With prior approval, students may be reimbursed for travel.

For more information, contact:
Laura Herring, Idaho & Regional Affairs Coordinator

 

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Third-Year Rotations

UUSOM students from the state of Idaho are required to complete their Family Medicine rotation in Idaho.

Idaho Students may be reimbursed for the following expenses:

  • $125/week for housing, up to $500 total (if needed)
  • Roundtrip mileage from the UUSOM to the location in Idaho
  • Roundtrip mileage to student’s clinic from student’s place of lodging (if more than 15 miles one way)
  • A gift for the preceptor, up to $75
  • A gift for the host family (if applicable), up to $75

All relevant forms and reciepts must be submitted to UUSOM within one (1) month of completing the rotation.

For more information, contact:
Laura Herring, Idaho & Regional Affairs Coordinator
Cayla Sanelli, Family Medicine Clerkship Coordinator

 


Rural Physican Incentive Program (RPIP)

RPIP provides loan repayment for qualifying physicians in medically underserved areas of Idaho. The program is focused on physicians providing primary care medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Idaho Medical students at the UUSOM pay an annual surcharge into the RPIP fund and are later eligible to be given priority for RPIP awards if they return to practice medicine in a medically underserved community in Idaho.

For more RPIP information, visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

 

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Idaho Graduate Medical Education Programs

After completing medical school, students are required to complete a Graduate Medical Education (GME) training program. GME programs are expanding throughout Idaho, and Idaho students are encouraged to apply to these programs during the match process.

Idaho GME Programs:
 

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Idaho Medical Association Membership

UUSOM students are encouraged to become members of the

Idaho Medical Association.

The IMA offers members a wide range of benefits and services including (but not limited to) professional involvement, legislative representation, and reimbursement assistance for services rendered.

A medical student representative is selected to represent the UUSOM at IMA board meetings, IMA annual meetings, and is a voting member of the association.

Membership fees are waived for medical students.

For more information, contact:
Laura Herring, Idaho & Regional Affairs Coordinator

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Leave of Absence Policy

The UUSOM contract with the state of Idaho stipulates that leaves of absence are allowed, but can only last up to one year in length.

UUSOM students from the state of Idaho who wish to take a leave of absence must obtain permission from both Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Office of Idaho Affairs.

For more information, contact:
Laura Herring, Idaho & Regional Affairs Coordinator

 

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