The School of Medicine at University of Utah

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

We select the most capable students to have a balanced but heterogeneous group that will excel in art and science of medicine.We recognize a diverse student body promotes an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation and discussion that is conducive to learning.Exposure to various perspectives and experiences prepares students to care for all patients.75% of positions are offered to Utah residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Kathy Doulis
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.66
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.7 MCAT composite score
10.0 biological
9.5 physical sciences
9.6 verbal reasoning
Required undergraduate coursework
biology biochemistry
organic chemistry humanities
inorganic (general) chemistry demonstration of writing skills
physics social sciences
molecular and cell biology general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

family medicine pediatrics
geriatrics rural medicine
internal medicine women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.0:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,349
Part-time faculty 341
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 109
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 17
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,240
Part-time faculty in clinical program 324

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $135.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 381
Principal investigators (PIs) 184
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 451

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Huntsman Cancer Hospital University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Intermountain Medical Center University of Utah Hospital
LDS Hospital Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System
Primary Children’s Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
First two years include anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, genetics, pharmacology, pathology,clinical medicine and behavioral and socialscience. The third year has clerkships in Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology ,Surgery, Ob/gyn, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine. The fourth year has courses in ethics, health care delivery, public health, a sub-internship, and electives.

Medical School Ranking

#48 Best Research
#21 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 47
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $135.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $100.57

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 70
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.1% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.66
MCAT composite score 9.7
Acceptance rate 7.9% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.0:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 340

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 340
In-state students 82.9%
Minority students 20.6%
Underrepresented minority students 8.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 26.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Wendy Clark
Financial aid phone (801) 581-6499

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $28,735 (in-state)
Full-time: $54,400 (out-of-state)
Required fees $919
Room and board $9,700
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $140,442

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 88%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 67%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology ophthalmology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.1% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 26.3%