The University of Utah and the Huntsman Family Foundation have announced the creation of twelve presidential faculty chairs in health sciences. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. ... Read MorePsychiatry,Select...,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Biomedical Informatics
Our program has been preparing students to be highly competent and compassionate professionals for over 45 years. We take pride in having brought the most advanced educational philosophies, facilities, and other resources together with the finest professional faculty to create a uniquely effective learning experience.
Proof of our program's commitment to students is our graduation rate: for the last two years (2015 and 2016) 98 percent of our students have graduated from the program. From the first day of class to the last, we view our students as future colleagues and professionals, ever striving to teach and to interact with respect for each student.
High Pass Rate
Proof of our commitment to provide excellent education is the fact that over the past two years (2015 and 2016) our graduates have achieved a 97 percent first time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Board Examination.
Small Class Size
Class size is limited to a maximum of 48 students per class, with a high faculty-to-student ratio. This means classes are small enough for students to receive individual attention, yet large enough to provide a level of diversity among class members that enhances the education process. Small classes enable us to teach our students not only to explore current trends and creatively provide treatment today, but also to develop the skills to stay on the forefront of the profession throughout their careers.
Our graduates can be found in a variety of urban and rural practice settings throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Historically, and over the past two years (2015 and 2016), our post-graduation employment rate was 100 percent for our graduate who have sought employment. They are practicing clinicians in hospitals, outpatient clinics, assisted living centers, in public schools, etc. They hold prestigious faculty positions at major universities. They are administrators of major health care organizations and clinics. They are consultants to industry and other national health organizations.
Researchers are turning to safety protocols to reduce the transmission of antibiotic-resistant organisms, like Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and influenza. The health care environment, however, may be setting health care workers up for failure.... Read MorePhysiology,Internal Medicine
A new study revealed patients receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation compared to traditional drug therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure, had significantly lower hospitalization and mortality rates. The findings are published in the February 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine,Select...
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a $2.45 million grant to the University of Utah to develop, pilot, and disseminate a tool to evaluate operational Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) in ambulatory clinics. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine,Select...
Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions are estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Bad air quality especially erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine,Select...
Marking World AIDS Day: U of U Health to Provide Free HIV-Prevention Meds & Counseling Starting January
Utah will soon be home to one of the only free HIV prevention clinics in the U.S., and it all started with a plucky medical student named Jorgen Madsen. Starting in January, everyone — whether they have insurance or not — will have access through University of Utah Health to a game-changing medication-based HIV prevention strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP), which earned FDA approval in 2012 and has been shown to be more than 90% effective at preventing HIV.... Read MorePediatrics,Internal Medicine