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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 Interview Cycle Dates (Virtual Interviews)

  • Thur-Friday, October TBA
  • Thur-Friday, November TBA
  • Thur-Friday, December TBA
  • Revisit Weekend:  late March/early April

Below is the MSTP admissions process timeline:

May AMCAS application for 2022 cycle opens
June AMCAS Application Submission Begins
July Secondary Applications Open
Mid July-Mid Oct Completed MD/PhD applications are sent to be reviewed by MSTP Admissions Committee Members
Mid Sept First interview offers sent for October interview dates
Oct MSTP Virtual Interview #1
Oct MSTP Admission Committee meets to review October interviewees
Mid Oct Interview offers are sent for slots in November
Nov Completed AMCAS Applications must be submitted to AMCAS
Nov MSTP meets with the CCOM who determines which of our candidates are admissible
The first admissions offers are made to four or five applicants
Nov MSTP Virtual Interview #2
Dec MSTP Admissions Committee meets to review November interviewees
Dec MSTP Virtual Interview #3
Dec Carver College of Medicine determines who is admissible
The second group of admissions offers is made (4-5)
Dec 15 Secondary Applications must be submitted
Dec MSTP Admissions Committee meets to review December interviewees
Jan Final meeting with Carver College of Medicine to determine admissibility
Four to five more admissions offers are made
Late March/Early April Revisit
April 30, 2020 Last date to hold multiple offers
May & June New offers are made as people drop 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


  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm - Overview & MSTP Orientation with the MSTP Directors, Faculty, & Students


  • 9:15 pm - Virtual Introduction & Information about College of Medicine Interviews

  • 9:30 - 11:00 am - Virtual College of Medicine Interview. 

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Panel Q & A with current MSTP students

  • 1:30 - 4:00 pm - Interviews with MSTP faculty (typically 4)

  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Life in Iowa City & Medical School Panel

For information about the College of Medicine part of the interview, please visit https://medicine.uiowa.edu/md/admissions/applying/virtual-interview-faq.