MD Program

Contact the Medical Student Counseling Center

1240 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 335-8056
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • Assessment and Accomodations

    When students do not perform as expected and do not improve after consultation and/or assistance from faculty, staff and tutors, additional resources are available to students.  When counselors meet with students and they suspect that a mental health condition or learning disability is interfering with their academic performance, a more comprehensive evaluation of difficulties may be recommended. Counselors will discuss this option openly with the student and at the request and consent of the student facilitate a referral for evaluation and assessment. Psychologists and neuropsychologists within UIHC and the surrounding community are available to provide assessments for learning differences/disabilities and can recommend formal accommodations when indicated. Psychiatrists on our extended team are also available to assess and treat students if it appears that medication is the appropriate course of action.

    Any student with a pre-existing physical or learning disability should contact the MSCC counselors if he or she would like to receive accommodations from the College of Medicine. For more detailed information about disability accommodations please refer to the Policies for Students with Disabilities in the Medical Student Handbook.

    New York Times Article: Barriers Fall for Disabled Medical Students A growing number of students with disabilities are thriving in med school.