Interview Information

Interview Dates

  • Wednesday, November 7th
  • Wednesday, November 14th
  • Wednesday, November 28th
  • Wednesday, December 5th
  • Wednesday, December 12th
  • Wednesday, January 9th
  • Wednesday, January 16th
  • Wednesday, January 23rd

Format of the Interview Day

Interviews are granted by invitation only. On Wednesdays, our interview day starts at 7:50 am. Please plan to meet in the main lobby of the University Hospital. You will be escorted to our interview area. The day consists of interviews with Program Directors & Faculty, a tour of the facilities at University Hospital & IMC Hospital, an hour of resident conference, an overview of the program by a program director, and lunch with the residents. The day should conclude by 3:30 pm. You are welcome to stay and observe in our emergency department either before or after the interview activities have been completed. We also have an optional dinner the evening before the interview day at 7:00pm. This dinner is attended by both faculty and residents.

For more information please call 801-587-7653 or 801-581-2272 or e-mail Ryan Dest at or Christine Carlson at

Getting to the University of Utah Hospital

If you are flying to Salt Lake City, the closest airport is Salt Lake International Airport (SLC). The airport is approximately 20 minutes from University Hospital. Buses, taxis and rental cars are available at the airport. Information about transportation options is available on the airport website.

If you are driving (from the airport or otherwise), I-80 and I-15 are the two main highways that lead to the hospital. Detailed directions can be provided. Map

Hospital Parking

University Hospital provides free parking to visitors. Self parking is available in the parking terrace located northwest of the Hospital main entrance. Follow the blue and white signs to the free parking. Free valet parking is also available. Valets are located directly in front of the University Hospital main entrance.

Public Transportation


There is also a light rail system (UTA Trax) that runs from multiple points all over the Salt Lake area to the University of Utah Health Sciences Center Campus. A free campus shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes can take you from the Trax station to the hospital.

The UTA website can provide you with a customized route planner for your trip. Just use the University Hospital as your destination.

Administrative Offices

The Division of Emergency Medicine Residency Offices are located in Room 1C026 in the School of Medicine, which is attached to the University Hospital. If you have any trouble locating the hospital, or need any assistance, please call 801-581-2272 or 801-587-7653 and someone will be happy to assist you.

Local Accommodation

local accommodationsThe University Guest House is a hotel located on the campus of the University. Mention you are interviewing with the Emergency Medicine Residency for a discounted rate (pending availability of rooms).

The campus shuttle runs between the Guest House and the Hospital every 15 minutes. The phone number is 888-416-4075.

There are multiple other lodging options available, many of which offer discounted rates to University Hospital visitors.

If you are interested in staying with one of our residents, please contact Christine Carlson at 801-581-2272


Only a few years ago, the presence of an emergency medicine residency in Utah was still just a dream. In 2005 that dream became a reality, and in June of 2008 we graduated our first class of emergency medicine residents.

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Administrative Program Coordinator
Ryan Dest
Phone (801) 587-7653

Associate Director of Education
Christine Carlson
Phone (801) 581-2272