The University of Iowa

Medical Scientist Training Program

Carver College of Medicine

Information for Admitted MSTP Students:


Important Dates to Remember:

  • June 15, 2015 Last day to begin an 8 week summer rotation
    July 22, 2015 M1G & M2G Summer Rotation Talks
    August 8, 2014 Arrive in Iowa City by August 8 (If not doing a summer rotation) and stop by the MSTP Office for required paperwork
    August 10-14, 2015 College of Medicine Orientation
    August 17, 2015 First Day of Classes
    August 28-29, 2015 Annual MSTP Retreat
    September 4, 2015 Medical School Research Day
  • Carver College of Medicine 2015-2016 Medical School Calendar

  • College of Medicine Admitted Students Page

  • Summer Rotation:

We are delighted to know that some of you will be on campus this summer doing a research rotation.  Here are just a few things to remember about setting up your rotation:

1. Identify a minimum of 2 faculty with whom you would like to rotate. Our MSTP Faculty list is a great place to begin.

2. Contact Steve Lentz or Pam Geyer to let him/her know who you are considering for rotation.

3. Steve or Pam will work with you to identify a good fit for you for the summer.

4. Once you have decided on your rotation lab, you should talk with the faculty member about potential projects, start date, vacation dates, etc.

5. Remember, we'd like you to start your rotation no later than June 15, 2015.

Medical School Curriculum 2015-2016:

Main MD Curriculum webpage

New MD Curriculum

20/20 Vision:  Curriculum Renewal Project

Housing Information:

Real Estate Listings

Map of Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty Neighborhoods

Current MSTP students selling and/or renting their property:

You may use ICON to communicate your Roommate and Sublet Exchanges. To list your property, go to ICON, select "OSAC Communications," and click the "Shared Housing Exchange" from the tool bar menu. Messages posted here will be visible to all medical and physician assistant students including the incoming class.

Students may also add summer sublets or apartments rentals by going to the University of Iowa Off-Campus Housing Services website.

Payroll and Health Insurance:  


  • You will earn an annual stipend of $26,500
  • Your pay begins the day you begin training
  • You are paid monthly on the 1st of the month
  • Your first paycheck will come on the 1st of the month after you begin training

Health Insurance

  • Health insurance coverage is mandatory
  • You can purchase health insurance from the University or you can be covered on another policy
  • If you purchase health insurance from the University you are eligible to begin coverage the day you begin training. Your premium will be the full monthly premium for the policy you choose (SHIP or UIGradCare) until the 1st of the month after you begin training, after which the premium reduces to 10% of the full premium.
  • Dental benefits are available (but not mandatory)

Other Information: