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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.


2022 MSTP Applicant Virtual Interview Dates

  • Tuesday, September 14 & Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Thursday, October 21 & Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Tuesday November 2 & Wednesday, November 3, 2021

  • Thursday December 2 & Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Revisit Weekend(s):  Late January/Early February (tenative) and late March/early April


Below is the MSTP admissions process timeline:

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 15

MSTP Virtual Interview #1

Sept 15-Oct 15

MSTP Admissions Committee Meets about Sept interviewees
College of Medicine Admissions Committee Meets
Admissibles are determined
Offers are made to 4 or 5 September Interviewees

Oct 22

MSTP Virtual Interview #2

Oct 27

MSTP Admissions Committee evaluates Oct interviewees

Nov 1 AMCAS Application Submission Deadline
Nov 3

MSTP Virtual Interview #3

Nov 10-Nov 15

MSTP Admissions Committee evaluates Nov interviewees
College of Medicine Admissions Committee Meets about Oct & Nov interviewees
Admissibles are determined
Offers are made to 4 or 5 October & November Interviewees

Dec 3

MSTP Virtual Interview #4

Dec 15 Secondary Application Submission Deadline (Oct 1 recommended)
Dec 15-Jan 15

MSTP Admissions Committee meets to review Dec interviewees
College of Medicine Admissions Committee meets about Dec interviewees
Admissibles are determined
Offers are made to 4 or 5 December Interviewees

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

New offers are made as people decline until we get to a class of 8 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* - Exact schedule will be emailed to you prior to interview day)

  • Day 1
    • 4pm-6pm - Welcome, Program Overview, Breakouts, Student Pane
    • 7:30pm-9pm - Virtual Student Social 
  • Day 2
    • 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