FY 2016 Appropriation

The School of Medicine (SOM) has three interrelated missions: education, research, and clinical services. The School is responsible for the education of physicians and other medical practitioners. In addition, it promotes nationally recognized research and is committed to providing advanced and innovative medical procedures to the patients it serves in conjunction with the training of health care professionals.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $51,247,700 from all sources for School of Medicine. This is a 1.7 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $31,762,300 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 2 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Compensation - USHE & UCAT$697,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$523,000$0Education Fund
$174,400$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$137,700$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$103,300$0Education Fund
$34,400$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description

Number of Applicants, FTE Student Enrollment

Each year, the School of Medicine receives a significant number of applications for the available slots.

University of Utah School of Medicine

University of Utah School of Medicine


The following laws govern the operations of the School of Medicine in addition to the laws previously mentioned:

  • UCA 53B-4 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) outlines cooperative agreement for graduate and professional training in the Western states.
  • UCA 53B-17-301 outlines the use of dead bodies for medical purposes.

The 2013 Legislature passed S.B. 42, "Medical School Admissions Funding" (Valentine), which added $6.5 million in FY 2014, and $10 million annually thereafter to increase the number of students admitted to the School of Medicine by 40, with the majority of the students needing to have graduated from a high school, college, or university located in Utah.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.