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MSTP Interviews

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via email (or via phone secondarily).
The secondary application fee of $60 will be refunded for interviewed applicants.
Questions should be directed to the MSTP office by e-mail to mstpadmissions@uiowa.edu or by phone to 319-335-8303.

For full consideration, please complete your MD/PhD application by October 1st.
All interview slots are typically filled by mid October.


2023 MSTP Applicant Virtual Interview Dates

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

  • Revisit Weekend:  Tentatively late March/early April

Below is a quick overview of the the MSTP admissions process timeline:

  • Interview (Virtual)
  • MSTP Admissions Committee Meeting to determine who to take to the CCOM
  • CCOM Admissions Committee Meeting to determine admissibility
  • Interview offers will be sent out to only 3-5 candidates, with other offers extended as declines are received
  • Repeat for each additional interview

For more complete College of Medicine/AMCAS deadlines go to: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/md/admissions/applying/dates-deadlines

Mid July-Mid Oct MD/PhD applications are reviewed by MSTP Admissions Committee members as completed
Late Aug First interview offers sent for Sept interview dates
Interview offers will continue to be sent as applications are reviewed until all slots are full
Sept 21 MSTP Virtual Interview #1 
Oct 1 For full consideration, complete your application by 10/1
Oct 19 MSTP Virtual Interview #2
Nov 1 AMCAS Application Submission Deadline
Nov 3 MSTP Virtual Interview #3
Dec 3 MSTP Virtual Interview #4
Dec 15 Secondary Application Submission Deadline
Late March / Early April Revisit weekend in Iowa City
Jan 15-Apr 30 Additional offers are made to interviewees as people decline
April 30, 2020 Last date to hold multiple offers
May-July New offers are made as people decline until we get to a class of 9 incoming students


What questions do you have about MD/PhD training at Iowa?

We want to make sure we answer all your questions about dual-degree training in the Iowa MSTP, so we’ve provided you a link where you can enter questions that you would like us to address about our Program, the University of Iowa, or the Iowa City community. Please feel free to enter questions anytime during the admissions season.


Example virtual interview schedule (DRAFT - this will change)

  • Day 1
    • 8:00 - 8:30 am - Check-in and overview of interview day 
    • 9:00 - 12:00 pm - Interviews with MSTP faculty (typically 4)

    • 12:00 - 1:15 pm - Break

    • 1:15 pm - 4:00pm - Virtual Carver College of Medicine Interview 

    • 1:30 - 4:00 pm - Virtual College of Medicine Interview

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm - Wrap-Up