International American University College of Medicine encourages applications from bright individuals who are focused on attaining a first rate medical education and are dedicated, enthusiastic, and well-suited to the rigorous study of medicine.

Application Deadlines

While applications are accepted on a rolling basis for all terms, applicants are encouraged to submit the online application and all supporting documents by the dates stated below for each matriculation term. Prospective candidates should note that entering classes are competitive and those who have completed their applications early have the advantage of being reviewed at the beginning of the admissions process.

September Matriculation: July 31st of the same year.

January Matriculation:  December 1st of the preceding year.

May Matriculation: April 15th of the same year.

Prerequisite Requirements

The following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) are required pre-medical prerequisites for admission:

-One year of General Biology or Zoology with labs
-One year of Inorganic Chemistry (General or Physical) with labs
-One year of Organic Chemistry with labs РOr one semester of Organic Chemistry and one semester of Biochemistry
-One semester of Physics with lab
-One semester of math (preferably Calculus or Statistics)
-One year of English

In addition, the Admissions Committee strongly recommends an additional semester of Physics (one year in total), two semesters of social sciences courses (Psychology, Sociology, etc), and courses in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Physiology as preparation for medical school. In today’s increasingly technical environment, a basic knowledge in the use of a computer is imperative.

For North American Applicants

  1. A bachelor’s degree or at least 3 years (90 semester credit hours) of undergraduate education from a regionally accredited University is required. Candidates may apply before they complete their undergraduate requirements and may be accepted under the assumption that they will complete them before matriculation into the College of Medicine; a candidate’s acceptance will be withdrawn if all prerequisite coursework is not completed.
  2. Applicants must complete all prerequisite requirements.

For British Applicants

  1. A bachelor’s degree or 3 years of undergraduate studies with a strong science background is required.
  2. Applicants must complete all prerequisite requirements.
  3. If English is not the applicant’s principal language, a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 6.5 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required. The University’s TOEFL code is 8625.

For Applicants from Other Systems of Education

  1. A minimum of three years of university study with a strong sciences background is required. A bachelor’s degree with a strong science foundation is highly recommended. Applicants who have not completed a minimum of three years of university study will be assessed individually and considered for entry into the Combined Pre-Health Professions/Doctor of Medicine program.
  2. Applicants must complete all prerequisite requirements.
  3. Applicants are also required to have their transcripts evaluated by International Academic Credential Evaluators (IACE). To apply for an evaluation please use the following link: iau-lc.iacei.credentialconnection.com. If the applicant has had their credentials and transcript evaluated by another credential evaluation service that is a member of the NACES, they may submit those official evaluations to the Office of Enrollment Planning.
  4. If English is not the principal language, the applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 6.5 overall on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The University’s institution identification number for TOEFL is: 8625

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for Admission to the MD program, the following documents must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Planning located at 17950 Preston Rd Ste 460, Dallas, TX 75252.

  • IAU Application for Admission¬†(online or paper version)
  • Application fee of $100 (non refundable)
  • Two passport photographs
  • Personal Statement explaining why you want to become a physician
  • At least two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources –FOR APPLICANTS FROM NORTH AMERICA: If there is a pre-professional advisory committee at the college or University from which the applicant completed pre-medical and/or post-baccalaureate coursework, then we strongly recommend that applicants obtain a letter of recommendation from this committee in lieu of one of the letters of recommendation.
  • Resume listing extracurricular or medical volunteer activities
  • Official transcripts for all coursework completed thus far
  • Transcript evaluation¬†for coursework completed outside the United States
  • MCAT score is recommended, but not required (for U.S. citizens & permanent residents)

Personal Interview

Applicants who meet the criteria for admission will be scheduled for an interview. Applicants may opt for interviews over the phone, video conference or in person depending on personal preference. The interview is used to evaluate the candidate in the following areas:

  • Communication skills & content of responses
  • Preparation for medical school
  • Leadership and volunteer experiences
  • Overall ability to become a successful physician

The Admissions Committee evaluates students in a holistic manner and is committed to developing a diverse student body. In evaluating students for admission the committee takes into consideration all components of the application including marks, standardized test scores, and consistency and progression in achievements. The Admissions Committee gives serious consideration to all candidates demonstrating the potential to meet the rigorous academic requirements of a highly structured curriculum. The committee highly recommends that applicants have experience in clinical settings, research, public health, or community outreach activities.

Transfer Students

IAU welcomes student’s previously enrolled in a WHO recognized, IMED – Listed medical school to apply for admission with advanced standing, provided they meet all the requirements for admission into the College of Medicine. Students wishing to apply for transfer may be eligible for advanced standing up to the fourth term of Basic Sciences or sixth term of Clinical Sciences.

Students applying for Clinical Sciences must have NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Exam completed and achieved a minimum passing score, in addition to USMLE Step 1, and achieved a minimum passing score on their exam. In addition to the application requirements outlined above, transfer applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Official transcript(s) from previous medical school(s)
  • Official USMLE transcripts
  • Score reports for all previous CBSE attempts

Transfer credit is not automatic and applicants must not assume that courses taken at other institutions will meet the College’s requirements. Acceptance of transfer credit is subject to verification and approval by the Promotions Committee. Furthermore, transfer credits may only be allowed for courses taken within seven years from the anticipated date of graduation from the M.D. program (see the ECFMG Transfer Credit Policy for more details).

Each transfer student application is carefully reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Due to great variability in the academic backgrounds of transfer students, the requirements and deadlines set forth by the Committee may differ from student to student.

For questions regarding the admissions process, contact the Office of Enrollment Planning at 1-888-440-4474