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MSTP Learning Communities

Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) learning communities are designed to enhance student activities and build vertical relationships among students in the general medical schoolol class. Upon entering medical school, MSTP students are randomly assigned to one of four learning communities (Bean, Boulware, Flocks, or McCowen), joining a larger community of medical students in all four years. Learning communities sponsor formal and informal activities focused on professional skills acquisition, leadership development, team building, wellness promotion, service, and cultural competency. These CCOM learning communities extend into the MSTP training. The MSTP sponsors learning communities that are directed by early career physician-scientist faculty members who are graduates of the U of Iowa MSTP. The MSTP learning community directors have first-hand knowledge of navigating the physician scientist career path and are well positioned to support current trainees. MSTP Learning Committees meet twice each semester to promote wellbeing and professional development. Our goal is to further foster community within the MSTP and provide additional opportunities for mentorship between current trainees and our newly minted physician scientists.

Bean MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Aaron Boes, MD, PhD


Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD

Students:

Hassan Ahamed
Riley Behan
Michelle Chen
Gabby Bierlein-De La Rosa
Leo Brueggeman
Jane Buchanan
Colin Clark
Andres Dajles

Margaret Fuller
Wade Gutierrez
Sunny Huang
Akansha Jain
Jessie Knobbe
Molly Larson
Aline Sandouk
Brittany Todd

 

Boulware MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Anthony Fischer, MD, PhD


Jenn Streeter, MD, PhD

Students:

Ossama Abu-Halawa
Elliot Burghardt
Mackenzie Conlon
Fillan Grady
Alex Greiner
Chris Hunter
Amelia Hurley-Novatny
Emily Janio
Andrew Kalenkiewicz

Gage Liddiard
Laura Marquez Loza
Thomas Pak
Frida Teran
Drew Voigt
Madi Wahlen
Qi Wang
Kristin Weeks
Amy Whillock

 

Flocks MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Martha Carvour, MD, PhD


Ben Darbro, MD, PhD

Students:

Tina Arkee
Sahaana Arumugam
Joseph Chin
Jonah Elliff
Lucy Evans
Renato Jensen
Sheps King-McAlpin
Lola Lozano
Matthew Miller

Maddie Mix
Daniel Pape
Guillermo Romano Ibarra
Daniel Sands
Mirana Schene
Lauren Tabor
Xavier Tijerina
Gabe Velez
Eliot Zhu

McCowen MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD


Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD

Students:

Rebecca Autenried
Lucas Barrett
Jayden Bowen
Levi Doyle
Ryan Horne
Ben Kreitlow
Mitchell LeFebvre
Nate Mullin
Saul Rodriguez

Shakoora Sabree
Morgan Bobb Swanson
Marcus Toral
Hannah Van Ert
Joey Vecchi
Ellen Voigt
Akshaya Warrier
Keyan Zarei