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

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The College is committed to the recruitment, selection and retention of a highly-qualified and diverse student body. Applicants must attain at least a 2.5 GPA; a bachelor's degree; US citizenship, permanent residency or asylum. Factors considered: overall academic record; science GPA; MCAT; service commitment; personal qualities; on-site interview. 70% of admitted students are Iowa residents.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Kathlene Huebner
Application fee  $60
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  July 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 11 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.75
Oldest MCAT considered  2009
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology humanities
English mathematics
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry demonstration of writing skills
physics social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

family medicine pediatrics
geriatrics rural medicine
internal medicine women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Full-time faculty  955
Part-time faculty  138
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  99
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  1
Full-time faculty in clinical program  856
Part-time faculty in clinical program  137

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $134.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  304
Principal investigators (PIs)  201
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  354

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Allen Memorial Hospital Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital Mercy Medical Center- Sioux City
Broadlawns Medical Center St. Luke's Methodist Hospital
Covenant Medical Center St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Genesis Medical Center University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa Lutheran Hospital VA Central Iowa Health Care
Iowa Methodist Medical Center Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center  

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

Case-based and small-group learning, clinical correlation and integration of material are emphasized. Year 1: normal structure/function; Year 2: abnormal structure/function. Medical history-taking, physical diagnosis, patient contact are offered in the first two years through Foundations of Clinical Practice. The clinical years provide a broad base of knowledge and skills required for residency.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  156
Step 1: Percent passing  99%
Step 1: Average score  235
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  145
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  240

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  57
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $134.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $140.69

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  66
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  39.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.75
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  8.4%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  607

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Linda G. Bissell
Financial aid phone  (319) 335-8059



Full-time: $32,370 (in-state)
Full-time: $48,852 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,754
Room and board  $10,298
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $153,464

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  92%
Students receiving loans  90%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  60%
Students receiving work study  0%



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