Admission Requirements

International American University (IAU) 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.


The College of Medicine requires at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate coursework for admission to the MD program, but recommends the completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree before entering Medical School. The coursework should include the following prerequisite courses.

  • One Year (10 hours)
  • Inorganic or General Chemistry (with labs)
  • One Year (10 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry (with labs)
  • One Year (10 hours)
  • General Biology or Zoology (with labs)
  • One Sem (5 hours)
  • Physics (with labs)
  • One Year (10 hours)
  • English
  • One Sem. (5 hours)
  • Mathematics (preferably Calculus or Statistics)

In addition, students are highly encouraged to take courses that provide a broad background in humanities, as part of the pre-medical preparation. 

In order to be considered for Admission to the 4 year MD program, the following documents must be submitted to The Office of Admissions 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
  • Resume listing extracurricular or medical voluntary activities
  • Official Transcripts for all coursework completed thus far
  • Evaluated Transcripts for coursework completed outside the United States

Personal Interview

Applicants who meet the criteria for admission will be scheduled for an interview. Applicants may opt for interviews over the phone, video or in person sessions depending on personal preference. Our interview panel consists of basic science and clinical faculty, community physicians, student representatives. The objective is to evaluate the candidate in the following areas

  • Communication Skills & Content of Responses
  • Preparation for medical school
  • Leadership and voluntary experiences
  • Overall ability to become a successful physician

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