From the Vice President and Dean

J. Books Jackson, MD, MBAToday’s rapidly changing health care environment demands even greater preparation and collaboration to ensure future discoveries in biomedical research, new approaches to medical education, and advances in clinical care for patients. One of our top priorities at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is to foster the development of physician-scientists who will become leaders in academic medicine. Under the direction of Joel Kline, MD, and assistant directors Yatin Vyas, MD, MBBS, and David Stoltz, MD, PhD, the University of Iowa Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) enhances the training of early-career physician-scientists by integrating the exceptional residency and fellowship programs already established within University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with outstanding postdoctoral training in basic, translational, clinical, and/or health services research.

Developing and nurturing tomorrow’s leaders in academic medicine is part of our commitment to the profession as well as the people and communities our trainees will serve. The PSTP at Iowa provides an ideal blueprint for the efficient and successful postgraduate training of physician-scientists for today—and for years to come.

J. Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, Carver College of Medicine