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 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.


2024 MSTP Applicant Virtual Interview Dates

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2024

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2024

  • Revisit Weekend: April 3-4, 2025

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

  • Interview (virtual)
  • MSTP admissions committee meets to determine who to take to the CCOM
  • CCOM admissions committee meets to determine admissibility
  • Offers are made late in the fall semester and throughout the spring, with additional offers extended if declines are received
  • Repeat for each additional interview

For more complete College of Medicine/AMCAS deadlines go to:

Mid July–Mid Oct MD/PhD applications are reviewed by MSTP admissions committee members as completed.
Late Aug First interview offers sent for September interview dates.
Interview offers will continue to be sent as applications are reviewed until all slots are full.
Sept 25 MSTP Virtual Interview #1 
Oct 1 For full consideration, complete your application by 10/1
Oct 23 MSTP Virtual Interview #2
Nov 1 AMCAS Application Submission Deadline
Nov 13 MSTP Virtual Interview #3
Dec 11 MSTP Virtual Interview #4
Dec 15 Secondary Application Submission Deadline
Jan 15–Apr 30, 2025 Additional offers are made to interviewees with any declinations received.
April 3–4, 2025 Revisit weekend in Iowa City.
April 15, 2025 Accepted applicants holding more than three acceptances should narrow their offers to three medical schools and withdraw from all other accepted schools.
April 30, 2025 AMCAS "Commit to Enroll" opens on AMCAS. This is the last day an admitted student may hold multiple acceptances. 

Admitted students must choose one school to "Plan to Enroll" on AMCAS. Admitted students must decline all other admissions offers, but may remain on alternate lists at other schools. If you designate another school at which you "Plan to Enroll," we request you withdraw your seat from our class. If you need additional time to decide, contact our office immediately.

May–July New offers are made with any declinations received until we have a class of nine 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

  • Day 1 
    • 4:00–5:00pm: Welcome and overview from MSTP director, and breakoutrooms with faculty and current students
    • 5:00–6:00pm: Student panel with current Iowa MSPT trainees
  • Day 2
    • 8:30–9:00am: Check-in and overview of interview day 
    • 9:00am–12:00pm: Interviews with MSTP faculty (typically 4)

    • 12:00–1:00pm: Break

    • 1:00–4:00pm: Virtual Carver College of Medicine interview 

    • 4:00–4:30pm: Wrap-up