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Contacts

Website: http://medicine.utah.edu/
Phone: 801-581-7498
Admissions e-mail: deans.admissions@hsc.utah.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length

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Admission statistics

  • Approximate number of applicants per year: over 3800
  • Approximate number of applicants interviewed: 500
  • Class size: 125
  • A minimum of 82% of spaces are offered to Utah residents or Utah high school, college, or university graduates.
  • International students are eligible for consideration as long as they obtained their bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: A Bachelor’s degree
  • Required Courses
    • Physics with lab: 1 year
    • Chemistry with lab: 2 years including both general and organic chemistry series
    • Biology: 2 courses.
      • One course must be Cellular Biology or Biochemistry
    • Social Science: 1 course
      • history, economics, anthropology, psychology, etc.
    • Humanities: 1 course
      • art, music, drama, literature, etc.
    • Writing/Speech: 1 year
      • Emphasize written and/or verbal communications

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GPA

  • Minimum: 3.00 out of 4.0 in both science and non-science courses
  • Average accepted GPA :3.6

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MCAT

  • Minimum scores: 123 in each section
  • Average Overall scores: 492
  • MCAT must have been written within 3 years of application deadline and cannot be done after September of the application year.
  • Only the most recent test score is accepted
  • The minimum acceptable score is 123 in each of the four sections. The average score is 508.

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS Application Form
  • Essay question
  • Premedical course list
  • Activities form
  • State certification
  • Application Fee ($100.00)
  • 4 letters of Recommendation
    • 2 Academic Letters
    • 2 Supervisor Letters

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Evaluation Criteria

  • Applicants must achieve at least the minimum level of performance in all 7 areas and be average or above in 5 out of the 7 areas in order to be eligible for further consideration.
    • Grade point average (GPA)
      • Minimum: 3.2
      • Average: 3.6
    • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
      • Minimum: 7 in each section
      • Average Overall Score: 30
    • Community/Volunteer services
      • Minimum: 36 hours within last 4 years
      • Average: 100 hours within last 4 years
    • Leadership
      • Minimum: 1 leadership experience lasting 3 months within the last 4 years
      • Average: 3 different leadership experiences each lasting 3 months within the last 4 years
    • Research
      • Minimum: part of a class where applicant answered or tested a hypothesis and received a grade
      • Average: hypothesis based research that is supervised by an individual with verifiable research credentials.
    • Physician shadowing
      • Minimum: 8 hours shadowing a physician
      • Average: 24 hours with a physician(s)
    • Patient exposure
      • Minimum: 32 hours
      • Average: 48 hours

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Interview

  • Applicants invited to interview: approximately 500
  • Interview dates: September to February
  • Interview form: MMI, each last for 7 minutes; the entire session takes approximately 60 minutes
  • Interviewers: volunteers from the fourth year medical student class and faculty representatives who are physicians, investigators, administrators or community representatives who interact with the medical students

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • August 1 11:59pm EST: For Early Decision Program (EDP), last day to submit applications to AMCAS
  • November 1 11:59pm EST Last day to send AMCAS application
  • 30 days from the date of invitation: submit required secondary materials
  • September - February : Interviews
  • March 15: Notifications of acceptance deadline

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Resident
    • First Year Tuition per semester: $18,902.92
    • Total First Year Fees per semester: $19,466.12
  • Non-Resident:
    • First Year Tuition per semester: $35,786.91
    • Total First Year Fees: $36,350.11

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