Admission to Medical School (MD)

The Admissions Committee for the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine admits students who have a genuine interest in the study and practice of medicine; show a desire and commitment to serve the public in matters of health; and who have the intellectual ability to manage the changing scientific and technological information required by a competent physician in today’s world.

Personal qualities considered by the Admissions Committee include high moral character, independent thinking, the ability to communicate and interact with others in a sensitive and caring way, personal stability and dedication to the ideal of service.

Understanding the importance of the educational benefits resulting from a diverse student population and the interest by the medical profession in serving the healthcare needs of a changing American population, the Admissions Committee values each applicant’s unique strengths, experiences and background.

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of  consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to  university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and  Diversity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD),

Contact the Admissions Office here.

Recruiting Schedule 2018

March 13, 2018, University of Michigan Health and Medical School Expo, Ann Arbor, Michigan

March 28, 2018, Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Premedical Forum Recruitment Fair, San Francisco, California

April 28, 2018, AAMC Premed Student Recruitment Fair, Orlando, FL

June 30, 2018, National Association of Advisors (NAAHP) Health Professions Fair, Washington, DC


The New Horizons Curriculum

The Carver College of Medicine New Horizons Curriculum Part 1

Explore the Carver College of Medicine's New Horizon's MD curriculum further through diagrams and detailed descriptions of each component.

We Honor Individuality

Distinction Tracks at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

What makes our students who they are? Their interests, among other things. There's a tendency in med school to bury oneself in the science, but there's more to us than that. Our distinction tracks allow students to honor their other interests, too. Distinction tracks are available in ResearchGlobal HealthHumanitiesServiceTeaching and Healthcare Delivery Science and Management.