The University of Iowa

Medical Scientist Training Program

Carver College of Medicine

Student with Advisor

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Iowa MSTP is enriched by the diversity in our student population. Our Program gives full consideration to all applicants for admission and does not discriminate in access to its 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. We encourage applications from students from racial or ethnic minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds, from those who have served in the U.S. military, and from those with a disability.

How to apply to the Iowa MSTP program

To Apply to the Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) for the 2016 entering class:


Eligible applicants must:

Note: The Graduate Record Examination is not required.

Financial Support

Trainees receive stipend and tuition support from a National Institutes of Health MSTP training grant to The University of Iowa, supplemented by additional institutional and individual awards. Students in the graduate phase of training receive support from their graduate departments and interdisciplinary programs. The Program office also assists trainees in applying for competitive national awards for outstanding academic and research achievement.

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