University of Iowa Medicine

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University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
451 Newton Road
200 Medicine Administration Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States of America


Phone: 800-493-7415
Contact Form: found here

Program Information


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 year length
  • Several combined programs available:
  1. Medical Doctor/Masters in Public Health
  2. Medical Doctor/Juris Doctor

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The four year program is divided into two distinct sections

  • Year 1 & 2: Variety of courses to develop scientific knowledge
  • Year 3 & 4: Clerkship rotations

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Entering Class of 2016 Statistics

  • 152 accepted applicants
  • 40% female (61)
  • Average age of 23; range from 20-35
  • 59% majored in biological sciences
  • Mean overall GPA 3.74
  • Mean science GPA 3.71
  • MCAT mean scores:
    • CARS: 127
    • PSBB: 128
    • CPBS: 128
    • BBFL: 128

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • All applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing a Bachelor's degree at an accredited university before the expected date of matriculation.
  • NOTE: Applicants must be citizens or documented permanent residents of the United States
  • Required Courses
    • Physics with lab (2 courses)
    • Advanced Mathematics/Statistics (1 course)
    • Organic Chemistry with lab (2 courses)
    • General Chemistry with lab (2 courses)
    • Introductory Biology with lab (1 course)
    • Advanced Biology course (1 course) in either:
      • Biochemistry
      • Molecular & Cell Biology
      • Human Physiology
      • Genetics
      • Microbiology
    • English courses that include Composition & Literature (2 courses)
    • Social and Behavioural Sciences/Humanities (4 courses) in either:
      • Behavioural Psychology

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  • Minimum overall GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0
  • Minimum science GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0
  • If the above are not obtained, a minimum of 20 credit hours of science post-baccalaureate or graduate work must be completed at a 3.5 out of 4.0 or higher.
  • It is strongly recommended to take science prerequisites using an alpha or numerical grading scheme if it offers a pass/fail option.
  • Entering 2016 Class:
    • Mean overall GPA 3.74
    • Mean science GPA 3.71

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  • The MCAT must be taken from January 2015 to September 2017 for the 2018 admission cycle.
  • There are no required minimum scores for admission, however completion of the MCAT is required.
  • MCAT must have been written within 5 years of application deadline.
  • MCAT mean scores of 2016:
    • CARS: 127
    • PSBB: 128
    • CPBS: 128
    • BBFL: 128

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS Application
  • Secondary Application form
  • Premedical Advisory Committee Report.
    • If the applicant’s school does not have a Premedical Advisory Committee, then he or she is required to have 2 academic letters of reference and 1 letter of reference from another person at the applicant’s discretion. A fourth letter may be sent from an individual involved in an important extracurricular activity who can make a judgement regarding the applicant’s abilities.
    • MD/PhD Applicants: One of the letters must be written from the applicant’s research supervisor.
    • Applicants applying with a Master’s degree or PhD: Applicants should submit a comprehensive report instead of the Premedical Advisory Committee Report if the applicant’s program has such a report.

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  • Interviews are held weekdays from September 2017 to January 2018
  • Interviews are by invitation only via email.
  • Interviews occur on campus at the Carver College of Medicine Admissions Office and are conducted by two members from the College of Medicine Faculty.
  • On the interview day, the applicant will attend an orientation session, a tour of the clinical facilities, lunch, and the conducted interview.
  • The interview lasts 25 minutes. It is also recommended to dress in business attire.
  • Interviews are conducted two members of the Faculty of Medicine

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • May 2017: AMCAS application opens
  • June 2017: Completed AMCAS application submission opens
  • September 2017: Last day for all applicants to do the MCAT
  • September 2017: Interviews begin
  • October 1, 2017: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA or renewal FAFSA designating the University of Iowa (001892) to Federal Student Aid Programs as soon as possible after this date.
  • November 1, 2017: Deadline for receipt of completed AMCAS applications (including MD/PhD)
  • December 15, 2017: Absolute deadline for receipt of supplemental application materials by the Carver College of Medicine. We have a rolling admissions process; therefore, files becoming complete earlier may be reviewed for earlier interview positions. Applications with missing materials will be cancelled or rejected if not received by this date.
  • January 2018: Interviews end
  • March 15, 2018: Target date for all final admissions decisions to be announced
  • August 7-11, 2018: Orientation
  • August 11, 2018: White coat ceremony

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Tuition 2017-2018


  • First Year total: $ 57,835
    • Tuition: $ 35,271


  • First Year total: $ 75,667
    • Tuition: $ 53,103

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