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

  • Visiting Student Information and Application

    (Are you a student from outside the US? See the guidelines for international visiting students)

    The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine accepts applications from visiting fourth year medical students from LCME accredited schools starting May 1. We cannot accept applications from Osteopathic Medicine students. Applications will be processed starting June 1.

    After University of Iowa medical students have been accommodated, any remaining clerkship vacancies are open to visiting students. Third year medical students and students from schools not accredited by the LCME are not eligible.

    Visiting Student Policies

    • Applicants must enroll in the elective during the dates offered, no exceptions. 2015-2016 Senior Elective Date Offerings:
      All electives are 4 weeks in length.
      • 06/29/15 - 07/24/15
      • 07/27/15 - 8/21/15
      • 08/24/15 - 9/18/15
      • 09/21/15 - 10/16/15
      • 10/19/15 - 11/14/15

    • Only the courses listed in the elective catalog are eligible for enrollment. Click here to view the 2015-16 course catalog.
    • Applications are processed at least 1 month prior to the clerkship start date.
    • We require four weeks minimum notice to add or drop an elective. When students violate this policy, their home school will be notified.
    • The $100 non-refundable application fee should be sent to Marcia Hopp, CCOM Office of Student Affairs & Curriculum, The University of Iowa, 1216 MERF, Iowa City, IA 52242. Please make check or money order payable to University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
    • Living arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

    Step 1: Complete the Visiting Student Elective Application Closed until May 1. To view a sample application, click here. (Requires Firefox or Explorer)

    Applications will be processed starting June 1 and you will be notified at least 1 month in advance of the clerkship.

    Step 2: Your school will be notified via email to verify the following:
    Only if your school does not verify any of the following will you need to provide documentation. This includes immunization records.

    Eligible applicants must:

    • be a fourth year medical student
    • be from an Liaison Committee on Medical Education accredited school
    • have passed USMLE Step 1
    • have health insurance
    • have malpractice insurance with a $1 million per claim/$3 million aggregate minimum
    • meet our health and immunization requirements
    • have received HIPAA and universal precautions training
    • have completed a background check