University of Utah

Address

Office of Admissions / 30 North 1900 East Room 1c029 / Salt Lake City, UT USA 84132

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
39
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1905
US News Rank - Research
38
US News Rank - Primary Care
20
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 4M

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Median GPA
3.81
Median MCAT
513
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
MMI and SJT
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
No

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Explain why you are choosing to apply to the University of Utah School of Medicine. (200 words)

2. Please use the space below for anything you wish to discuss related to the COVID-19 public health crisis (200 words). Possible topics might include: Share any disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, and/or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. What was one of your biggest lessons learned about yourself and how this lesson affected your outlook on the role of medicine? Share creative ways in which you were able to serve your community during the crisis. What hardships have you faced as a result of the global pandemic?

3. What does health equity mean to you? Please comment on your personal commitment and attributes towards your definition of health equity and how it will impact the future of medicine. (200 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Input all your community service, leadership, research, physician shadowing, and patient exposure experiences in the following format:

a. Service Activity

b. Description (300 characters)

c. Starting/ending Year

d. Hours

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. This optional essay allows you the opportunity to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you. You may use this space to reflect upon your experiences during this time period. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Input all your community service, leadership, research, physician shadowing, and patient exposure experiences in the following format:

a. Service Activity

b. Description (300 characters)

c. Starting/ending Year

d. Hours

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2018-2019

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Input all your community service, leadership, research, physician shadowing, and patient exposure experiences in the following format:

a. Service Activity

b. Description (300 characters)

c. Starting/ending Year

d. Hours

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. How would you navigate uncertainty from the perspectives of either a patient, a physician, or medicine?" (2650 characters)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. The essay question is an opportunity for you to present yourself and your motivations for pursuing a career in medicine to the Admissions Committee. Please describe the concept of professionalism. (2000 Char)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Tell us about a difficult or challenging situation that you have encountered and how you dealt with it. In your response, identify both the coping skills that you called upon to resolve the dilemma, and the support person(s) from whom you sought advice.

2. At the University of Utah School of Medicine, we are committed to building a superb educational community with students of diverse talents, experiences, and opinions. What would you as an individual bring to our medical school community?

Character allowance will be 3990 total for two questions.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. What do you want the Admissions Committee to know about you that is not addressed elsewhere in your application? Secondly, what can being a physician offer that other professions do not? (3990 characters total)

2. If you do not intend to enroll in any courses, explain the learning pursuits in which you will be involved in the space below. (2000 characters)

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