Applying to the Carver College of Medicine

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

Generally speaking, here's how you may apply to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine:

  1. The selection process begins when you file an application to our school with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).
  2. We will evaluation your application to ensure that it meets our minimum qualifications.  If it does, we will extend you a secondary application.
  3. After your secondary application is completed, we may invite you to campus for an admissions interview.
  4. Our Admissions Committee will meet and make a final admissions decision on your application at some time between October and March.

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.

New MCAT Policy - Applicants for the 2018 application cycle must have taken the MCAT between January 2014 and September 2017.  We will accept the pre-2015 MCAT for 3 years after the last test date (January 1, 2014). The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is offered on various dates between January and September.  Visit the AAMC Website for Registration and Test Dates.