University of Iowa (Carver)

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200 CMAB
Iowa City, IA 52242


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#29 Best Research
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#16 Best Primary Care


Medical School Overview

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at University of Iowa has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of Iowa is $60. Its tuition is Full-time: $32,370 (in-state) and Full-time: $48,852 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of Iowa is 1.6:1. The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has 1,093 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the medical education is bolstered by a variety of opportunities for research, hands-on learning, and extracurricular activities. All medical and physical assistant students are divided into four Learning Communities, which provide support and leadership opportunities. Students get clinical training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a top ranked teaching hospital, and will also take at least one clinical rotation to work with physicians in communities throughout Iowa.

Outside of class, there are more than 50 student organizations to get involved in, including the Military Healthcare Interest Group and vocal performance group the Major Grooves. Research is a strongly encouraged—though not mandatory—component of the medical education experience, and there are opportunities to get involved in projects through the Iowa Medical Student Research Program. Students pursuing clinical research can apply for the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, a program offered at only about a dozen schools including the Carver College of Medicine. There are two medical fraternities, and students who join can live in coed fraternity housing. Other students can apply to live in the University Apartments, owned by the school, or can find off-campus housing throughout the Iowa City/Coralville area.

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has graduated top researchers in many medical disciplines, including John Olney, a noted researcher in psychiatry, neuropathology, and neuropsychopharmacology; Jean Robillard, who is responsible for discoveries in fetal renal development; and Stanley James, who specializes in sports training and has worked with Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras, and Carl Lewis, among other famous athletes.


Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $60
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 955
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.6:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 607
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



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

Required fees $1,754


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology ophthalmology
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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