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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 with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) to our school.
  2. Your application will be evaluated to ensure that it meets our minimum qualifications.  If it does, you will be invited to complete a secondary application...
  3. ... and then we may invite you to an in-person 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.

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.

Important Admissions Dates and Deadlines

                                                Class of 2021

All Final Admissions Decisions March 15, 2017
Multiple Acceptance Deadline April 30, 2017
Rural Program Deadline May 15, 2017
MD Orientation August 7-11, 2017
White Coat Ceremony August 11, 2017

                                                Class of 2022


AMCAS Application Opens May 1, 2017
AMCAS Transcripts Receipt Begins May 1, 2017
AMCAS Application Submission Begins June 6, 2017
Secondary Application Opens July 1, 2017
Last 2017 MCAT Test Date September 9, 2017
Interviews Begin September 2017
FAFSA Application Opens October 1, 2017
AMCAS Application Submission Deadline November 1, 2017
Interviews End January 2018
All Final Admissions Decisions Posted March 15, 2018
Multiple Acceptance Deadline April 30, 2018

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.