About Us

Quick Facts


Over 1000 faculty teach 583 medical students, 51 students in the physician assistant program, 119 students in the physical therapy program, and 370 graduate students.

Faculty also teach basic science classes to more than 5,000 undergraduate students from other UI colleges.

Profile of the 2013 entering class of medical students:

  • 152 students (including 9 in the MSTP program)
  • 101 Iowa residents
  • 55 women (36%)
  • 3.75 GPA


Match Day 2013 Results:

  • 43% of the class chose primary care specialties
  • 30% remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training
  • 18% are training at UI Hospitals and Clinics


Several specialties and programs are rated highly in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate college rankings:

  • Physician Assistant (Masters) Program, 2nd
  • Physical Therapy (Masters and Doctorate) Program, 5th
  • Internal Medicine, 17th
  • Rural Medicine, 11th

The College ranks 16th in primary care, and 29th in research.

Ranked 10th in the nation, by the American Academy of Family Physicians, for graduating the greatest percentage of students who chose family medicine.

Ranked 10th in the nation, by the American College of Physicians, for accomplishing the social mission of academic medicine—graduating students who practice primary care, work in under-served areas, and represent the diversity of the population.

25% of Iowa physicians have a role in helping educate UI medical students.


Ranked 11th in the nation among public medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the research enterprise is $225.4 million.

4 faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

17 faculty are members of the Institute of Medicine.

3 faculty are members of the National Academy of Sciences.


316 faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

Faculty and staff provide clinical services at 243 outreach clinics serving 254 Iowa communities.

50% of Iowa’s 5,000 practicing physicians received some or all of their medical education at UI.


The UI Carver College of Medicine is comprised of 11 buildings that total approximately 1,392,850 gross square feet (gsf) of space. This yields about 921,000 net square feet of usable space, which is devoted to research, education, and administrative and event activities.

Under construction is the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building scheduled for completion in 2014, which will add approximately 250,000 gsf of research space.