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The MSCI is a post-graduate program intended for clinicians who have completed a MD, DO, or DMD degree. The program is also open to individuals with clinical doctoral degrees in areas, such as nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy. Because the training program does not provide stipends, candidates will generally be chosen from among those individuals who have been accepted into a fellowship training program at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Individuals who are studying toward or have completed a PhD degree and who want to obtain training to pursue research with a clinical emphasis may also apply to the MSCI.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

What if I just want to take a few classes?

Qualified individuals who are not earning an MSCI degree can register for MSCI program classes with the permission of the instructor. These non-degree students may include graduate students in other health sciences programs, as well as University of Utah faculty, fellows, and staff. For program tracking purposes, we will ask everyone enrolling in MSCI classes to fill out the MSCI application. Classes may be taken for regular course credit, and some can be taken through Continuing Education or Continuing Medical Education (CME). Contact the program manager at for more information about Continuing Education or CME enrollment.

Class Meeting Times

When does the MSCI program start?

The four-week summer intensive introductory session starts in early July. For 2021, the summer session dates will be Wednesday, July 12th through Friday, August 6th. The summer intensive introductory session classes meet on  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the day. This year summer courses are offered online only.

Fall & Spring Semesters

After completing the summer introductory classes, students will continue in the program with other classes scheduled in the fall and spring semesters. The majority of the core classes for the program meet on weekdays starting after 3 pm.

For time and date information for specific courses, see class schedules or the online schedule of classes.