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2020 Carver College of Medicine commencement ceremony guide

2019 graduation
Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Graduates of the Carver College of Medicine and their families and friends are invited to view the college’s spring 2020 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15. 

In accordance with the university and our commitment to mitigating the risk to public health regarding the COVID-19 situation, the Carver College of Medicine commencement ceremonies have been moved to virtual ceremonies. 

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Friday, May 15

6:30 p.m. – Virtual Commencement Ceremony – Carver College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Medical Education Degree Candidates

Saturday, May 16

2:00 p.m. – Virtual Commencement Ceremony – Carver College of Medicine Associated Medical Sciences Degree Candidates


The Class of 2020

Doctor of Medicine (MD): 156, including 9 graduates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD, PhD)

  • 87 males, 69 females
  • 43 staying in Iowa, 113 going elsewhere (see match summary)
  • 23 (15%) first generation students graduating
  • 13 (8%) graduating with dual degrees
  • 78 completed a distinction track

Masters in Medical Education (MME): 6

Masters of Clinical Anatomy: 7

  • 2 first generation

Medical Laboratory Sciences Bachelor of Science: 1

Nuclear Medicine Technology Bachelor of Science: 3

  • 1 first generation
  • 1 earning distinction

Radiation Sciences Bachelor of Science: 39

  • 25 (64%) first generation
  • 5 (13%) earning a minor or certificate
  • 2 (5%) earning UI Honors
  • 9 (23%) earning distinction

Congratulations, M4s! 

Read congratulation messages and wishes for the class of 2020!

Kelsey Cota, thumbnailKelsey Cota

Hometown: Harpers Ferry, Iowa

Program: Radiologic Technology/Computed Tomography

Jacqulyn Kokjohn, thumbnailJacqulyn Kokjohn

Hometown: Clinton, Iowa

Program: Radiation Therapy

Catherine Cardwell, thumbnailCatherine Cardwell (Cathy)

Hometown: Rochester, Minn. (since 1999; born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa)

Program: Radiation Sciences

Kadee Dull, thumbnailKadee Dull

Hometown: Zwingle, Iowa

Program: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, General/Vascular Tract

Vivica K. Maina, thumbnailVivica K. Maina

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Program: Nuclear Medicine Technology

Andrew Goldstein, thumbnailAndrew Goldstein

Hometown: Los Angeles, Cali.

Program: Ophthalmology

Leah Laageide, thumbnailLeah Laageide

Hometowns: Okoboji, Iowa and Oslo, Norway

Program: Internal Medicine

Tammera Flores, thumbnailTammera Flores

Hometowns: Hacienda Heights, Cali.

Program: Internal Medicine

Tyler Abarca, thumbnailMeet Tyler Abarca

Hometown: Tooele, Utah

Program: Anesthesiology

Nouran Felo, thumbnailMeet Nouran Felo

Hometown: North Hollywood, Cali.

Program: Internal Medicine

Maggie Long, thumbnailMeet Maggie Long

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Program: Obstetrics and Gynecology