Academics in Action
At University of Utah Health, we believe that community engagement is the foundation of building a vibrant and thriving society. As part of the University for Utah, the students and faculty who make up our six schools and colleges put that commitment into action. Working with residents and community leaders to identify priorities, our Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy, along with our Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Eccles Health Sciences Library, put these beliefs into action through service, partnerships, and hyperlocal connections to and engagement with our communities.
Since our humble beginnings as a two-year medical school in 1905, we’ve grown to become the only academic medical center serving the Mountain West. With five schools and colleges, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, five hospitals and 11 community health care centers, 24,000 dedicated team members, a $428 million research enterprise, and a 253,000-member health plan, we have a clear and exciting path forward.
Our system has grown by 33% in the last five years, training 1,460 health care providers in 2021 and contributing $208 million in community philanthropic support. We’re also proud that our efforts create a significant economic contribution to the state of Utah including directly and indirectly supporting 47,500 jobs and infusing $3.9 billion into the Utah economy.