MD Program

Contact the Registrar

1216 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Visiting Students: (319) 335-8053
Graduate Records: (319) 335-6823
Combined Degrees & USMLE: (319) 335-8046
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • MD/MBA

    Preferred Program of Study

    Year 1

    Fall Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    21 hours, 5 courses
    18 weeks, Aug to Dec

    Spring Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    20 hours, 4 courses
    18 weeks, Jan to May

    Summer

    Choose from:

    • MECO (clinical experience at an Iowa hospital)
    • Research fellowship
    • Global experience
    • Free summer

    Year 2

    Fall Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    20 hours, 4 courses
    18 weeks, Aug to Dec

    Spring Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    Transition to Clerkships (2 weeks)
    24 weeks Core clinical clerkships
    Jan to June

    **Apply to the MBA program**

    Year 3

    Fall Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    24 weeks Core clinical clerkships
    June to December

    Spring Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    Step 1 United States Medical Licensing Exam
    30 weeks Required and Elective clinical clerkships
    Jan to August

    Year 4

    Fall Semester

    MBA Curriculum
    15 hours, 7 courses
    17 weeks, Aug to Dec

    Spring Semester

    MBA Curriculum
    15 hours, 6 courses
    17 weeks, Jan to May

    Summer

    12 weeks Required and Elective clinical clerkships
    late May to late August

    Year 5

    Fall Semester

    2 parts of Step 2 US Medical Licensing Exam
    Residency interviews
    MBA Curriculum
    15 hours, 6 courses
    17 weeks, Aug to Dec

    Spring Semester

    January to May
    16 weeks Required and Elective clinical clerkships
    MD and MBA degrees conferred mid-May

    Summer

    Usually begin medical residency training

    Graduation Requirements

    Tippie College of Business – 53 hours plus 15 hours awarded for M.D. work = 68 semester hours required for MBA.
    Contact the Tippie School of Management at 319-335-1042

    College of Medicine – 151 semester hours plus 12 semester hours awarded for MBA work = 163 semester hours required for M.D.
    Contact Damien Ihrig, Carver College of Medicine, 319-335-8046, damien-ihrig@uiowa.edu