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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.

Project Director:


Jeff Murray, MD

 

Bean MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Aaron Boes, MD, PhD


Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD

Students:

Hassan Ahamed
Riley Behan
Gabby Bierlein-De La Rosa
Leo Brueggeman
Jane Buchanan
Colin Clark
Andres Dajles
Margaret Fuller
Melissa Gildenberg

Wade Gutierrez
Sunny Huang
Akansha Jain
Ryan Kelley
Jessie Knobbe
Aline Sandouk
Brittany Todd
Dylan Todd

Boulware MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Anthony Fischer, MD, PhD


Jenn Streeter, MD, PhD

Students:

Ossama Abu-Halawa
Elliot Burghardt
Fillan Grady
Alex Greiner
Amelia Hurley-Novatny
Andrew Kalenkiewicz
Gage Liddiard
Laura Marquez Loza
Dan Matasic

Thomas Pak
Frida Teran
Drew Voigt
Madi Wahlen
Ameya Walimbe
Qi Wang
Kristin Weeks
Amy Whillock

 

 

Flocks MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Martha Carvour, MD, PhD


Ben Darbro, MD, PhD

Students:

Lindsay Agostinelli
Tina Arkee
Sahaana Arumugam
Joseph Chin
Jonah Elliff
Lucy Evans
Matt Grunewald
Kelly Hubert
Sheps King-McAlpin
Lola Lozano

Matthew Miller
Maddie Mix
Daniel Pape
Guillermo Romano Ibarra
Daniel Sands
Mirana Schene
Xavier Tijerina
Carly van der Heide
Gabe Velez
Eliot Zhu

McCowen MSTP Learning Community

Leaders:


Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD


Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD

Students:

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

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