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The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine considers for admission to the M.D. program only applicants who are citizens or documented permanent residents of the United States or have asylum status.
Applications for transfer with advanced standing are not considered.
Applicants must have received a baccalaureate degree or be in a degree program with expectations of receiving the degree prior to enrollment. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine does not offer a Combined BA/MD or an Early Admission Program to medical school. It is to your advantage to major in a specific discipline. Majoring in one of the natural sciences is not necessary since the college recognizes the value of a diverse, broadly educated student body. If you choose not to major in one of the natural sciences, you may wish to include one or two additional science electives in your program of study if your schedule permits.
Prospective students must have earned college credit in the following courses:
Applicants for admission to the College of Medicine and continuing students must possess the capability to complete the entire medical curriculum and achieve the degree. To this end, all courses in the curriculum must be completed successfully. In order to acquire the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care, candidates for the MD degree must have abilities and skills in five areas including Observation; Communication; Motor; Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities; and Behavioral and Social Attributes.
Technological compensation can be made for some disabilities in certain of these areas, but a candidate must meet the essential technical standards in such a way that he or she will be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. The use of a trained intermediary is not acceptable in many clinical situations as it implies that a candidate’s judgment must be mediated by someone else’s power of selection and observation.
Continuing students in the College are held to the same technical standards.
Applicants who may not meet these standards are encouraged to contact the College of Medicine Admissions Office.
Completion of the MCAT is a requirement for admission. Applicants for 2017 must have taken the MCAT no earlier than the first test date in the calendar year 2011 and no later than September in 2016.
The College participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and requires its prospective students to file AMCAS applications. AMCAS is a nonprofit, centralized application processing service for applicants to participating medical schools.
The AMCAS application for the 2017 entering class will be available for you to complete on-line May 2016. You may certify & submit your application to AMCAS beginning June 2016. Completed AMCAS applications must be submitted to AMCAS by November 1, 2016.
If you are a reapplicant, you may benefit from a discussion with our admissions staff before submitting your AMCAS. Allow enough time before you reapply to act on the advice given and develop a plan.
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