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

  • MD/MPH

    Preferred Program of Study

    Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
    Pre-Year 1     May take 2 MPH courses
    6 hours
    YEAR 1 Medicine Pre-Clinical 1
    5 courses, 21 hours
    17 weeks, August to December
    Medicine Pre-Clinical 2
    4 courses, 20hours
    18 weeks, January to May
    Choose from:
    Two MPH courses - 6 hours
    MECO (clinical experience at an Iowa hospital)
    Research fellowship
    Global experience
    Free summer
    YEAR 2 Medicine Pre-Clinical 3
    4 courses, 20 hours
    17 weeks, August to December
    Medicine Core Clinical 1
    1 week Transition to Clerkships
    24 weeks Core Clerkships
    January to June
    YEAR 3 Medicine Core Clinical 2
    24 weeks Core Clerkships
    July to December
    Medicine Advanced Clinical 1
    4 weeks USMLE Step 1
    20 weeks clerkships
    possibly one or both parts of USMLE Step 2
    January to June
    YEAR 4 MPH courses
    June to December
    MPH courses
    January to May
    Possibly MPH courses and/or Practicum
    June to August
    YEAR 5 Final Medicine Advanced Clinical Year
    32 weeks of remaining clinical clerkships/20 if using all 12 hours of credit exchange from the MPH
    July to May
    possibly one or both parts of USMLE Step 2
    MD and MPH degrees conferred mid-May
    Begin medical residency training
    July 1

    Tuition Requirements

    MD/MPH students will be assessed MD tuition for 4 years (8 semesters) and MPH tuition for 1 year. If a student takes a MPH course while in their MD assessed years, they will pay a $500 MPH fee in addition to MD tuition.

    Graduation Requirements

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

    College of Medicine – 154 semester hours plus 12 semester hours awarded for MPH work = 166 semester hours required for the MD

    Contact Damien Ihrig, Registrar, Carver College of Medicine,