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2022 Carver College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony Guide

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Graduates of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and their families and friends are invited to attend the college’s spring 2022 commencement ceremonies. 

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students at commencement ceremony

Wednesday, May 11: MD Distinction Track Ceremony

5:30 p.m. | MERF 

This ceremony will recognize students who have completed distinction tracks in the Carver College of Medicine and the recipient of the 2022 Public Health Award. 

Note: Registration for this ceremony is now closed.

Friday, May 13: Doctor of Medicine and Master of Medical Education Commencement Ceremony 

2 to 4 p.m. | Reception in MERF Atrium 

6:30 p.m. | Ceremony at Hancher Auditorium 

Live video stream: https://youtu.be/6X-C6e_xmOI

Note: Tickets are required for in-person attendance.

Saturday, May 14: Associated Medical Sciences Commencement Ceremony

2 p.m. | Hancher Auditorium 

Live video stream: https://youtu.be/DR6acyhKeK4 

This ceremony will recognize students graduating with associated medical sciences degrees from the Carver College of Medicine: 

  • Master of Clinical Anatomy 
  • Master of Clinical Nutrition 
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences 

The Class of 2022 by the numbers 

Doctor of Medicine (MD): 154 graduates, including 9 graduates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) 

  • 72 males, 82 females 
  • 26% will train in Iowa (see match summary) 
  • 8 (5%) first-generation graduates 
  • 13 (9%) graduating with dual degrees (includes MSTP) 
  • 82 (53%) completed a distinction track 

Masters in Medical Education (MME): 4 graduates 

Master of Clinical Anatomy: 4 graduates 

Master of Clinical Nutrition: 11 graduates 

Medical Laboratory Sciences Bachelor of Science: 3 graduates, including 1 first-generation graduate 

Nuclear Medicine Technology Bachelor of Science: 8 graduates 

  • 5 first-generation graduates 
  • 1 earning a minor 
  • 1 earning distinction 

Radiation Sciences Bachelor of Science: 38 graduates 

  • 16 (42%) first-generation graduates 
  • 8 (21%) earning a minor or certificate 
  • 18 (47%) earning distinction 
  • 2 graduating with a dual degree 

Meet the Class of 2022

Students of the Class of 2022 reflect on their time at the Carver College of Medicine and what's next.


Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Matched: Psychiatry

Hometown: Muscatine, IA

Matched: Obstetrics and gynecology

Hometown: Dyersville, IA

Matched: Family medicine

Hometown: Fort Dodge, IA

Matched: Emergency medicine

Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA

Matched: Orthopedic surgery