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Welcome to the Iowa MSTP

The Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Iowa is among of the nation’s oldest. From the start, our goal has been to train a diverse group of outstanding students to become future leaders of academic medicine and medical research. Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1977, the Iowa MSTP has 234 alumni with careers spanning the spectrum from basic science research to clinical medicine and many variations in between.

We have developed a blended curriculum that integrates scientific investigation and clinical training while emphasizing the connections and intersections between science and medicine at all stages of training. Integration is achieved through innovative enrichment activities, such as MSTP Mondays, MSTP Grand Rounds, Conversations in Research, Clinical Connections, and Creative Communications Workshop.  These activities capitalize on our dynamic faculty, encourage innovation and teamwork, facilitate career development, and continually emphasize connections between science and medicine. Within our integrative training program environment, we focus on advising individual trainees during transitions between the clinical phase and graduate phase of training.

The Iowa MSTP fosters a strong academic and social community within the college. While large enough to be an independent academic unit, the program is still small enough to provide students with the individual attention their unique careers require.

For publications, please site the MSTP Grant # T32 GM007337 (ended 06/30/2021)
or MSTP Grant #T32 GM139776 (started 07/01/2021)

Excellence through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. 

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on UI nondiscrimination policies, view the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion site at https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.

The Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) shares the University’s commitment to equal access, and consistent with its academic mission and standards, strives to achieve excellence through the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the CCOM, we are mindful of all aspects of human difference and define diversity in the broadest sense to mean inclusion of all persons. Our office strives to create a welcoming and inclusive culture across the enterprise.  For more information visit https://medicine.uiowa.edu/diversity/.

Carver College of Medicine: 150 Years of History

Over the past century and a half, the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has earned its standing among the most esteemed medical schools in the nation. Track its progress through the years in this video commemorating this impressive milestone.

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