MD Program

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  • About the Program

    The University of Iowa Roy. J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine educates tomorrow's physicians in a rigorous but supportive environment.  We encourage students to embrace humanism, scientific rigor, and formal instruction so that they can be not only excellent doctors but also the doctors we would like our own loved ones to see in times of need.  We also know that the education of a physician never ends, and so we develop in our students the abilities and desire to be life-long learners in a domain for which knowledge grows exponentially over time. 

    The New Horizons Curriculum, Part 1

    The New Horizons Curriculum, Part 2

    “We do all this by admitting students that will thrive in this academic environment; teaching from a medical curriculum that provides the best didactic and practical learning experiences possible; providing opportunities for students to experience the world through research, service, travel and the humanities; and supporting students throughout the learning process.”

  • Coming up...

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  • Highlights

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    White Coat Ceremony

    August 15, 2014: The White Coat Ceremony is an auspicious experience as students enter medical school. In the presence of family, guests, and faculty members, students are ceremonially "cloaked" with their white coats. Learn more... 

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    The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine

    April 16-18, 2015: The Carver College of Medicine will host a three-day conference focusing on the links between the science of medicine and the art of writing. Learn more...

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    Match Day

    March 20, 2015: During Match Week, fourth year medical students find out where the next phase of their training, residency, will take place. A time of great anticipation and excitement! Learn more...  

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    Graduation

    The College of Medicine’s graduation ceremony will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday May 15, 2015 at the Coralville Marriott Convention Center.  Learn more...

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    The Short Coat: a Podcast of Wit and Wisdom from Medical Students

    The students of the Carver College of Medicine, sponsored by the Writing and Humanities Program, have a podcast. Covering med student life, national and local news, events and more! Learn more... 

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    Emergency Hotline

    The Office of Student Affairs has established an emergency hotline for use in the event of a weather-related or other emergency. Please call (319) 384-1704 for recorded information on class cancellations.