University of Iowa (Carver)

Address

Medical Student Admissions / Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine / 1213 Medical Education and Research Facility / Iowa City, Iowa USA 52242

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
36
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1870
US News Rank - Research
34
US News Rank - Primary Care
20
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.86
Median MCAT
515
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$60
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics or obstacles you may have overcome that will influence your contribution to a diverse healthcare system.

3. Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.

4. If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?

5. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)

1-3 are required, 4-5 are optional, but should be completed if the situations apply to you

1500 characters for 1, 2, 4, and 5. 3 has max of 15 entries and 175 characters per entry

1. We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.

3. Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.

4. If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?

5. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

Essay Topics ('18 - '19)

1-3 are required, 4-5 are optional, but should be completed if the situations apply to you

1500 characters for 1, 2, 4, and 5. 3 has max of 15 entries and 175 characters per entry

1. We understand you may be applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.

3. Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.

4. If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?

5. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.

3. Please list and briefly describe all medically related experiences (paid/volunteer) you have completed during the past 5 years. Do NOT forecast future hours. Please include experiences listed on your AMCAS and also provide any additional experiences NOT listed on your AMCAS.

4. If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?

5. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

ALL 1500 Character limit

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

Do not exceed the maximum character limit of 1500 (including spaces) for questions 1, 2, 4 and 5. Question 3 has a limit of 3000 characters.

1. We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine.

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class.

3. Provide a numbered list and very brief description of medically related experiences (paid or volunteer), including total hours, in which you have participated over the past 5 years.

4. If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application?

5. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school.

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 Characters)

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 Characters)

3. Provide a numbered list and very brief description of medically related experiences (paid or volunteer), including total hours, in which you have participated over the past 5 years. (3000 Characters)

Please answer the following if applicable to you:

4. If you are a reapplicant to the Carver College of Medicine, how have you strengthened your application? (1500 Characters)

5. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (1500 Characters)

Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 Characters)

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 Characters)

3. Please LIST and provide a BRIEF description of medically related experiences (paid or volunteer) in which you have participated over the past 5 years. (3000 Characters)

4. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (1500 Characters)

Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

1. We understand you are probably applying to multiple medical schools. Please explain your reasons for applying to the Carver College of Medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Describe any unique personal characteristics and obstacles you may have overcome that will contribute to the diversity of, and bring educational benefits to, the entering class. (1500 characters)

3. Please list and provide a brief description of medically related experiences (paid or volunteer) in which you have participated over the past 5 years. (3000 characters)

4. If you are not currently in a degree-seeking program, please indicate what you will be doing from the time you complete this secondary application to the start of medical school. (1500 characters)

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