MD Program

Contact the Rural Iowa Scholars Program

Michael Maharry, MD, Director

Laina Edwards, MME, Coordinator
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600

Phone: (319) 335-6711
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • CCOM Rural Iowa Scholars Program (CRISP)


    Admission to CRISP is competitive and students must have a strong commitment to practice medicine in rural Iowa. Candidates already offered admission to the Carver College of Medicine for fall matriculation will be offered the opportunity to apply for admission to the program.  Four students will be admitted to the program each year.

    Selection is based on prior exposure to rural life, demonstrated commitment to practice medicine in Iowa, demonstrated understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a rural physician, and personal characteristics important in the practice of rural medicine.