University of Iowa

How to Apply to Medical School

How to Apply to Medical School

  1. Read the information on applying to medical school at the AAMC website.
    https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process
     
  2. Watch the AMCAS Tutorial Videos available at the AAMC website - https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/amcas-tools-and-tutorials/.
     
  3. Download the AMCAS Instructional Manual and read it carefully.
     
  4. Write your personal statement six months in advance of when you plan to apply.
     
  5. Select evaluators to write your letters. Provide each of them with a copy of your activities and personal statement. UI students select the “Individual Letters” option. (We do not have a Premedical Committee at The University of Iowa.)
    https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/amcas-letter-service/
     
  6. If you are worried about the cost of applying, research the fee assistance program.
    https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/fee-assistance-program/
     
  7. The Academic Advising Center recommends that you complete your AMCAS application in June or July. Most medical schools accept students on a basis of rolling admission. Therefore, it is in your best interest to apply early in the summer. After receiving secondary applications, complete and return them as swiftly as possible.
     
  8. Contact the Career Center in C310 of the Pomerantz Center to schedule a practice interview. Read the AAMC’s information regarding medical school interviews.
    https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/medical-school-interviews/
     
  9. If you plan to apply through an Early Decision program (EDP), research the deadlines carefully.  (The University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine does NOT have an Early Decision Program.)
    https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/early-decision-program/
     
  10. If you plan to apply to Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, read all of the information at their website for applicants.
    https://medicine.uiowa.edu/md/admissions/requirements-admission