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Student Support


Our mission is to support, educate and develop competent and caring health care professionals in accordance with the goals, mission and values of the College.


Our dedicated staff assist students with course and clerkship scheduling, registration, grades, academic calendars, awards, transcripts, enrollment verifications and board examinations. We also help fourth year students with the residency application process.

Financial Services

 We are committed to providing quality service to faculty, staff and students in the areas of financial aid/debt management advising, financial account management, OSAC human resource management, and OSAC budgetary oversight.

The Student Handbook

What every student should know.  The Handbook contains policies and procedures pertaining to student life and academics.

Visiting Students

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine accepts visiting fourth year medical students from LCME accredited schools in the United States and its territories.  There are also opportunities for students from outside the United States


The Admissions Committee for the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine admits students who have a genuine interest in the study and practice of medicine; show a desire and commitment to serve the public in matters of health; and who have the intellectual and conceptual skills to manage the changing scientific and technological information required by a competent physician in today’s world.


We're committed to providing a supportive environment in which people from any background or culture may encounter each other in a spirit of cooperation, openness, and mutual respect.

Student Counseling   

We provide services and support to students by offering confidential counseling, academic advising, career counseling, and preventative outreach programming.

Introduction to Medical Education 

Recognizing that a smooth transition to medical school enhances a student’s educational experiences, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine offers Introduction to Medical Education at Iowa to recently admitted medical students.

Supporting Student Success 

At the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, our mission is one both of education and support. We support students throughout their studies through initiatives and programs designed to manage the pressures of medical school, build necessary ancillary skills, accommodate for their differences, and facilitate positive social interaction with their colleagues and mentors.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society

The Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society recognizes fourth year students who are exceptional in their compassionate and respectful relationships with patients, families, peers and staff. Humanism Society memebers are selected by classmates, faculty and staff for membership in this Honor Society.

Alpha Omega Alpha

Alpha Omega Alpha is a national medical honor society which exists to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the field of medicine. Alpha Omega Alpha is organized for educational purposes exclusively and is not for profit; its aims are the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools, the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and graduates, and the recognition of high attainment in medical science, practice, and related fields.