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The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully “match” with top-quality residency programs around the country.

The research enterprise of the UI Carver College of Medicine garnered over $225.4 million in external funding in FY 2013 and is ranked 10th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

Researchers in the College's over 280 laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities. Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, institutes and programs. Many faculty members are internationally renowned for their research. Four faculty members are Howard Hughes Institute Investigators, 17 are members of the Institute of Medicine and three are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

The UI Carver College of Medicine is proud to be the home of a number of specialized centers of care and research. They include:

  • The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 39 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation;
  • The Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, one of six such NIH-funded centers in the nation;
  • The Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration; and
  • The Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging

The buildings housing the Carver College of Medicine are the centerpiece of a recently redesigned health sciences campus that includes pedestrian-friendly commons and a functional and stimulating environment for students, faculty, and staff.

The College is part of University of Iowa Health Care—a fully integrated academic medical center, which also includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and University of Iowa Physicians, the largest multi-specialty group practice in Iowa. As the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, UI Health Care is committed to world-class patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.