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University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
com-admissions@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-8052
Diversity contact (Kathi Muhlenbruck M.A.)
kathlene-muhlenbruck@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-6703
Address
Iowa-Iowa City, Medical Student Admissions, Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242-1101 USA

Mission Statement

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 and conceptual skills 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, the ability to maintain professionalism in stressful situations, and dedication to the idea of service.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
4.43%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
23.98%
In-state Acceptance Rate
28.4%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
41.17%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.52%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
11.27%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
675
MD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/PhD
20%
2.63%
74.34%
19.07%

Sex

Females
50%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
86%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$165,071

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.86
3.84

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.88
3.86

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.86
3.83

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
515
129
128
129
130

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
518
129
128
130
130

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
50 Residents; 100 Nonresidents
65
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
12%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Screened
$60
2 weeks
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Interview Data (128 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
August
1:2
25 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 66%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 35%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 40%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 39%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 41%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 45%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
15%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.