Student Services

Address Changes 

If you need to change your address, phone number, or emergency contact information please use the student directory. Once you log in, select "Change or restrict my listing," then select one or all of the following:

  • "Click here for Address/Phone Information Change Request"
  • "Click here for Restricted Information Change Request" (if you wish to restrict the release of your address information to third parties)
  • "Click here for Emergency Contact Information Change Request"

Away Electives 

Advanced clinical students looking to schedule an elective rotation at another institution must complete the Individually Arranged Elective Form.  All schedule changes need to be completed at least 4 weeks before the start of the clerkship. Some schools use the Visiting Student Application Service (VSLO) from the AAMC. Information on away electives is presented in the M3 class meeting held in August, with details emailed out in late October.

Questions? Contact


If you need a new badge or door access in MERF, contact us at

Board Exams 

Information on registering for step 1 is sent in a fall M3 class mailing. Information on step 2 will be sent to the M3 class late in their fall semester. More information on each exam can be found in the USMLE Bulletin of Information

Need a transcript of your scores? Contact the NBME. Past performance by Carver College of Medicine students can be found online.

Clinical Clerkship Scheduling

All clinical clerkship scheduling and changes are made through our office. Due to limited capacity, core clerkship and advanced clerkship schedules are generated using an online request system and lottery. Information on advanced schedules is presented in the M3 class meeting held in August/September. Information on core year clerkship schedules is presented in the M1 class meeting held late in their spring semester. View your individual schedule.

Students interested in adding or dropping clerkships must contact Joan or Scott at for all Advanced or Core changes at least 4 weeks before the start of the clerkship. Students must utilize Specialty-Specific Faculty Advisors in planning their advanced schedules. Get more details on SSFA.

Combined Degrees 

Combined degrees with JD, MBA, MPH, or PhD are available for interested medical students.

Commencement Ceremony and Graduation

Learn more about the graduation ceremony.

Enrollment Verifications & Deferments 

Drop off paperwork with Annette or Scott in 1216 MERF. There is no charge for this service.

Requests for letters of good standing for current students may be submitted through this form.

Questions? Contact Annette at or 1-319-335-6823.


Information is presented at the M3 class meeting held in May. PDF icon An overview of the Match process.pdf

The Main Residency Match is run through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Residency program applications and interviews are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS, pronounced "air-us") from the AAMC. A token to access ERAS is sent to you via email the first week of September during your M3 year. The NRMP and ERAS operate independently and each has their own set of fees. We upload your transcript and your Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) into ERAS. Letter writers are required to use the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP). The MSPE has a national release date of October 1.

The Ophthalmology Match is operated through the SF Match and is completely separate from the main residency match. We will assist Ophthalmology applicants with their transcripts, letters, and MSPE. On the Monday of Match week, students learn if they've matched. Students going unmatched or partially unmatched will participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP). Match Day is the third Friday of March. Letters indicating where students have matched are distributed at 11 a.m. on Match Day.

Questions? Contact Annette at or 1-319-335-6823.

Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) 

The MSPE is created during the first few months of the M4 year and is released nationwide on October 1.  The MSPE describes, in a sequential manner, a student's performance, as compared to that of his/her peers, through three full years of medical school and, as much as possible, the fourth year. The MSPE includes an assessment of both the student's academic performance and professional attributes. When instructed, begin the MSPE process.

Name Changes 

Contact Annette in 1216 MERF regarding name changes. We will update the main university system.


If you need something notarized, visit Annette, Scott, or Matt in 1216 MERF.

Residency Paperwork 

Graduating M4s should bring any paperwork to be completed by the school to Annette or Scott in 1216 MERF.

Questions? Contact Annette at or 1-319-335-6823.

Semester Registration 

Registration for all medical student courses is done through our office. Holds may be placed on a student's registration due to overdue university bills or immunization requirements.  Students may view current holds through MyUI.  Holds must be taken care of as soon as possible to prevent a student from missing the start of classes or clerkships.

Questions? Contact Scott at or 1-319-335-8053.

Student Portal

The Carver MD Student Portal contains a centralized suite of resources, tools, and links to utilize during your time throughout the MD program.


Official transcripts may be ordered on MyUI. There is no charge. Transcripts will automatically be ordered and uploaded to ERAS for the Match.

Questions? Contact Annette at or 1-319-335-6823.

Visiting Medical Student Electives 

Students from other LCME accredited allopathic schools interested in applying for a fourth year visiting elective must meet the qualifications and complete the application.

White Coats

New white coats may be purchased by stopping in to 1216 MERF.  

White Coat Ceremony 

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony is held on the last day of Orientation for all incoming M1 medical students.