MD Program

Contact MD Admissions

1213 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(800) 493-7415
Phone:(319) 335-8052
Fax: (319) 335-8049

  • Applying to the Carver College of Medicine

    The Carver College of Medicine values a diverse, broadly educated student body.

    Generally speaking, here are the steps you'll need to take to apply to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine:

    1. The selection process begins when you file an application with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).
    2. You must take the Medical College Admission Test at some point during the application process.
    3. Your application will be evaluated by the Carver College of Medicine to ensure that minimum standards are met.
    4. You'll then be asked to complete a secondary application...
    5. ... and then we may invite you to visit us for an admissions interview.

    Reapplicants - Applicants may only apply for 3 successive years and no more than 4 times total.  Reapplicants should meet with admissions staff to formulate a plan for reapplication.

    The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is offered on various dates between January and September. Please refer to the AAMC Website for Registration and Test Dates

    New MCAT Policy - The pre-2015 MCAT will be accepted for 3 years after the last test date (January 23, 2015).

    Application Deadlines

    May 1, 2016 AMCAS Application available for applicant data entry on the AAMC website:  
    June 1, 2016 Completed and certified AMCAS applications may be submitted.
    September 10, 2016 Last date for 2017 applicants to sit for the MCAT
    October 1, 2016 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, 2016 Deadline for receipt of completed AMCAS applications (including MD/PhD)
    December 15, 2016 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.
     March 15, 2017 Target date for all final admissions decisions to be announced

    Annual Campus Security Report

    The combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the UI Department of Public Safety’s website at  
    If you would like to receive a paper copy of this report, you may contact the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety at 808 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA 52242, or by calling (319) 335-5022.  The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. It also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UI; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  This information is required by federeal law.