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Training Future Leaders

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.

Schools and Colleges

College of Health

"More health, less medicine." That's the mantra of the University of Utah College of Health, whose work focuses on keeping people healthy, fit, and resilient.

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College of Nursing

Nursing is fundamentally, historically, and passionately about the health of communities. The very roots of the profession are intertwined with public health, law, and social services.

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College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy defines the cutting edge of research in the discovery, development, and delivery of new drug therapies—all to improve community health outcomes.

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School of Dentistry

The newest of University of Utah's schools and colleges, the School of Detistry is committed to improving the oral health of all Utahns—especially those who are historically under-resourced.

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Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine

On top of cutting-edge clinical and research advances across its 115-year history, the medical school now leads the way for community collaboration at the University of Utah with hundreds of outreach and engagement initiatives.

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Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

For hundreds of years, the academic library has played an important role as the symbolic and physical heart of a university. That’s reflected at EHSL, which is centrally located between the other five schools and colleges at University of Utah Health.

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