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 of medicine; show a desire and commitment to serve the public in matters of health; and who have the intellectual ability to manage the changing scientific and technological information required by a competent physician in today’s world.
Medicine offers a vast number of career choices. Many physicians treat patients full-time, while others also teach, conduct research, manage hospitals and clinics, or develop health policy. There is no single road to becoming a doctor, but most medical career paths share key characteristics. Learn more about the road to becoming a physician.