MD Program

Contact the Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum

1216 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone: (800) 342-2978
Phone: (319) 335-8435
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • Speak with Faculty

    The following list includes the names of professionals and departments on campus that have indicated a willingness and interest in being available for consultation with OSAC staff, and/or serving students of color within the COM by playing the role of counselor (formal or informal), advisor or advocate.  Included below is contact information, as well as each resources interests and specialties.

    David Bedell

    Associate Professor

    Family Medicine
    01290 PFP

    Interests/Specialty Areas:International Health (focus Latin America), cultural competency in healthcare, health disparities and economics/poverty and health.

    Keith D. Carter

    Department Head
    Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

    11136 F. PFP

    Interests/Specialty Areas:  Open to serving in advising, advocacy, or counseling role for any minority students.

    Emmanuel Enekwechi

    Senior Staff Psychologist

    University Counseling Service
    3223 Westlawn South

    Interests/Specialty Areas: Diversity and Minority Issues; International/foreign student concerns; Psychotherapy; sexual dysfunction; crisis intervention; consultation and outreach; test-taking and study skills enhancement; cognitive-behavioral therapy of Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorders.

    Nicole Nisly

    Professor (Clinical)
    Internal Medicine

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program
    SE603 GH

    Interests/Specialty Areas: I am the Diversity Officer with the Department of Internal Medicine. My interest is in providing mentoring, guidance and advocacy for minority medical students, residents and fellows, with interest in a career in Internal Medicine.

    Dionne Skeete

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinical)
    General Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery
    OO91-J RCP

    Interests/Specialty Areas: My clinical focus outside of general surgery is trauma and critical care. I am willing to provide mentorship and counseling to any student in need of assistance or guidance.

    Nicholas Zavazava

    Internal Medicine

      Director, Transplantation Research