Preferred Program of Study

YearFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer
Pre-Year 1  May take 2 MPH courses
6 hours
YEAR 1Medicine 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 2Medicine 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 3Medicine 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 4MPH courses
June to December
MPH courses
January to May
Possibly MPH courses and/or Practicum
June to August
YEAR 5Final 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 Matthew Edwards, Registrar, Carver College of Medicine,