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 Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
    YEAR 1 Medicine Pre-Clinical 1
    5 courses, 21 hours
    17 weeks, August to December
    Medicine Pre-Clinical 2
    4 courses, 20hours
    18 weeks, January to May
    Choose from:
    MECO (clinical experience at an Iowa hospital)
    Research fellowship
    Global experience
    Free summer
    YEAR 2 Medicine Pre-Clinical 3
    4 courses, 20 hours
    17 weeks, August to December
    Medicine Core Clinical 1
    1 week Transition to Clerkships
    24 weeks Core Clerkships
    January to June
    YEAR 3 Medicine Core Clinical 2
    24 weeks Core Clerkships
    July to December
    Medicine Advanced Clinical 1
    4 weeks USMLE Step 1
    up to 26 weeks of clerkships
    possibly one or both parts of USMLE Step 2
    January to August
    **Apply to the MBA program**
    YEAR 4 MBA courses
    August to December
    MBA courses
    January to May
    Up to 12 weeks clerkships
    Mid-May to August
    YEAR 5 Complete remaining MBA courses - August to October
    Final Medicine Advanced Clinical Year
    remaining clinical clerkships
    October to May
    possibly one or both parts of USMLE Step 2
    MD and MBA degrees conferred mid-May
    Begin medical residency training
    July 1

    Tuition Requirements

    MD/MBA students will be assessed the MD tuition rate for all semesters, excluding semesters with the majority of coursework in the College of Business. During those semesters, MD/MBA students will be assessed the MBA rate for tuition.  Students must also pay a minimum of 8 full time semesters of MD tuition.

    Graduation Requirements

    Tippie College of Business – 45 hours plus 15 hours awarded for MD work = 60 semester hours required for the MBA
    Contact the Tippie School of Management at 319-335-1042

    College of Medicine – 154 semester hours plus 12 semester hours awarded for MBA work = 166 semester hours required for the MD
    Contact Damien Ihrig, Carver College of Medicine, 319-335-8046, damien-ihrig@uiowa.edu