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

  • Suggested MD/MPH Preferred Program of Study

    Pre Year 1

    Summer

    May take 2 MPH courses
    6 hours

    Year 1

    Fall Semester

    Medical Student Curriculum
    21 hours, 5 courses
    18 weeks, August to December

    Spring Semester

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

    Summer

    Two MPH courses - 6 hours
    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, August to December

    Spring Semester

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

    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

    Public Health Curriculum
    August to Dec

    Spring Semester

    Public Health Curriculum
    January to May

    Summer

    Public Health Curriculum
    and Practicum to June

    Year 5

    Fall and Spring Semesters

    Medical Student Curriculum
    July to May
    32 weeks of clinical clerkships or 20 weeks if using 12 hrs from MPH
    2 parts of Step 2 US Medical Licensing Exam
    MD and MPH degrees conferred mid-May

    Summer

    Usually begin medical residency training

    Graduation Requirements

    College of Public Health – 30 semester hours plus 12 hours credit awarded for courses in MD curriculum = 42 semester hours required for MPH

    College of Medicine – 159 semester hours (up to 12 semester hours of M4 electives may be accepted from MPH work)

    Contact Damien Ihrig, Registrar, Carver College of Medicine, damien-ihrig@uiowa.edu