The University of Iowa

Medical Scientist Training Program

Carver College of Medicine

MSTP Clinical Connections (050:212:001)

The goals of MSTP Clinical Connections are to help students maintain their clinical skills during their graduate years, to promote interaction between students and faculty, to expose students to role models who are outstanding physician-scientists, and most importantly, to emphasize the interactions between science and medicine.

Students are required to enroll in MSTP Clinical Connections for a minimum of 4 semesters during the graduate phase of training. Participation is welcomed and encouraged for additional semesters. Often students will enroll in this course during the semester prior to returning to the medical curriculum to brush up on clinical skills.

Past Clinical Connections Student/Mentor Pairings

Student Mentor Mentor Department
Spring 2014
Andrew Ackell    Ian Law, MD Pediatric Cardiology
Amanda Benavides    Benjamin Darbro, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Medical Genetics
Daniel Cook    Mohammed Abou Alaiwa, MD Internal Medicine/Pulm, Cri Care & Occ Med
Eric Elliott    Andrew Bellizzi, MD Pathology-Anatomic
Sean Gu    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Heme/Onc
Marie Kim    Olivia Bailey, MD Emergency Medicine
Jenna McCracken (Parks)    Janet Fairley, MD Dermatology
Eric Monson   
Emily Nguyen    Heather Bartlett, MD Pediatric Cardiology
Katherine Proch    Chris Jensen, MD Pathology
Joshua Schoenfeld    John Buatti, MD Radiation Oncology
Viral Shah    Manish Suneja, MD Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Christina Sloan    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatric Neonatology
Sean Tompkins    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Heme/Onc
Michael Zhang    Polly Ferguson, MD Pediatric Rheumatology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Fall 2013
Amanda Benavides    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Heme/Onc
Kale Bongers    David Stoltz, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Pulm, Crit Care & Occ Med
Daniel Cook    Douglas Hornick, MD Internal Medicine/Pulm, Crit Care & Occ Med
Eric Elliott    Petar Lenert, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Immunology
Krishna Iyer    Barry London, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Francis Jareczek    Kumar Narayanan, MD, PhD Neurology
Collin Kreple    Michael Lutter, MD, PhD Psychiatry
Nurbek Mambetsariev    Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Eric Monson    Peter Daniolos, MD Psychiatry
Jung Park    Carryn Anderson, MN Radiation Oncology
Katherine Proch    Brian Gehlbach, MD Internal Medicine/Pulm, Crit Care & Occ Med
Viral Shah    Daniel Lee, MD Urology
Amanda Swanton (Smith)    Neil Segal, MD Physicial Medicine & Rehabilitiation
Amy Young    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Heme/Onc
Michael Zhang    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatric-Neonatology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Summer 2013
Andrew Ackell    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Collin Kreple    Steve Polyak, MD, PhD Gastroenterology
Amanda Swanton (Smith)    Dionne Skeete, MD General Surgery
Dorthea Wheeler    Polly Ferguson, MD Pedicatrics-Rhuematology
Amy Young    Jess Fiedorowicz, MD Psychiatry
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Spring 2013
Amanda Benavides    Peg Nopoulos, MD Psychiatry
Gwendolyn Clay    Polly Ferguson, MD Pediatrics-Rheumatology
Eric Elliott    Birgir Johannsson, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Sean Gu    Chris Jensen, MD Pathology
Krishna Iyer    Barry London, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Collin Kreple    Sundar Krishnan, MD Anesthesiology
Nurbek Mambetsariev    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Jenna McCracken (Parks)    Eric Epping, MD, PhD Psychiatry
Eric Monson    Samuel Kuperman, MD Child Psychiatry
Jones Nauseef    Alex Thomas, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Kelsey Olerich (Whittier)    Marta VanBeek, MD Dermatology
Jung Park    Ryan Askeland, MD Pathology
Sara Reed    Brian Link, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Viral Shah    Daniel Lee, MD Urology
Christina Sloan    Pam Trapane, MD Pediatrics & Medical Genetics
Rachel Starks    Patricia Kirby, MD Pathology
Amy Young    Jennifer Niebyl, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Fall 2012
Andrew Ackell    Ryan Askelund, MD Pathology
Gwendolyn Clay    James Potash, MD Psychiatry
Michael Hayes    Andrew Bellizzi, MD Pathology
Mark Hoegger    Marlan Hansen, MD Otolaryngology
Francis Jareczek    Steven Moore, MD, PhD Pathology
Marie Kim    Marcus Nashelsky, MD Pathology
Nurbek Mambetsariev    John Buatti, MD Radiation Oncology
Eric Monson    Diane McBrien, MD Pediatrics-Neurology, Development & Behavior
Jung Park    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Katherine Proch    Deema Fattal, MD Neurology
Matthew Rysavy    Dawn Ebach, MD Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Christina Sloan    Carla Nester, MD Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Andrew Slupe    Jim Howe, MD General Surgery
Rachel Starks    Oleg Shchelochkov, MD Pediatrics-Medical Genetics
Madeliene Stump    Nancy Rosenthal, MD Pathology
Amanda Swanton (Smith)    Todd McKinley, MD Emergency Medicine-Trauma
Dorthea Wheeler    Michael Lutter, MD, PhD Psychiatry
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Summer 2012
Andrew Ackell    Marta VanBeek, MD Dermatology
Kale Bongers    Steven Polyak, MD Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology-Hepatology
Daniel Fox    Ian Law, MD & Nicholas Von Bergen, MD Pediatrics
Kelsey Olerich (Whittier)    Vincent Liu, MD Dermatology
Madeliene Stump    Dan Bonthius, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neurology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Spring 2012
Amanda Benavides    Rachel Maassen, MD Obstetrics-Gynecology
Daniel Fox    Jess Fiedorowicz, MD Psychiatry
Natassia Gaznick    Anthony Miller, MD Psychiatry
Nicholas Gregory    James Choi, MD Anesthesia
Michael Hayes    Dan Vaena, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Kwo Wei Ho    Randy Kardon, MD, PhD Ophthalmology
Marie Kim    Nicholas Zavazava, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Allergy/Immunology
Olga Kravchuk    Hans House, MD Emergency Medicine
John Lee    Matt Howard, MD Neurosurgery
Jenna McCracken (Parks)    Ryan Askeland, MD Pathology
Michael Miller    Andrew Nugent, MD Emergency Medicine
Katherine Proch    George Richerson, MD, PhD Neurology
Tyler Rasmussen    Mohammed Milhem, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Matthew Rysavy    Loreen Herwaldt, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease
Aiden Shearer    Aimen Shaaben, MD Pediatric Surgery
Andrew Slupe    Ron Weigel, MD, PhD Surgery
Rachel Starks    Andy Norris, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Endocrinology
Madeliene Stump    Leslie Bruch, MD Pathology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Fall 2011
Andrew Ackell    John Chase, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Brandon Alleman    Rebecca Benson, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Palliative Care
Amanda Benavides    Elizabeth Takacs, MD Urology
Kale Bongers    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neonatology
Marlene Cano    Joseph Buckwalter, MD Orthopaedics
Gwendolyn Clay    Pollly Ferguson, MD Pediatrics-Rhuematology
Jeffrey Coble    Matt Howard, MD Neurosurgery
Daniel Fox    Mike O'Donnell, MD Urology
Natassia Gaznick    Teri Thomsen, MD Neurology
Sean Gu    Pete Snyder, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Michael Hayes    Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Kwo Wei Ho    Marlan Hansen, MD Otolaryngology
Mark Hoegger    Tim Brennan, MD, PhD Anesthesia
Krishna Iyer    Sudershan Bhatia, MD Radiation Oncology
Marie Kim    Tim Brennan, MD, PhD Anesthesia
Jenna McCracken (Parks)    Stacey Klutts, MD, PhD Pathology
Jones Nauseef    Doug Hornick, MD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary
Kelsey Olerich (Whittier)    Marta VanBeek, MD Dermatology
Tyler Rasmussen    Nick Von Bergen, MD Pediatrics-Cardiology
Sara Reed    Robert Hegeman, MD Internal Medicine-General Medicine
Matthew Rysavy    Joe Szot, MD General Medicine-Epidemiology & Geriatrics
Aiden Shearer    John Fingert, MD, PhD Ophthalmology
Andrew Slupe    Joe Cullen, MD General Surgery
Madeliene Stump    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neonatology
Amy Young    Michael Goodheart, MD OB/GYN-Gynecology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Summer 2011
Jeffrey Coble    Richard Rosenquist, MD Anesthesia
Anthony Cyr    James Mezhir, MD Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Daniel Fox    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neonatology
Natassia Gaznick    Sam Kuperman Psychiatry
Collin Kreple    Tim Brennan, MD, PhD Anesthesia
Kelsey Olerich (Whittier)    Janet Fairley, MD Dermatology
Tyler Rasmussen    Nick Von Bergen, MD Pediatrics-Cardiology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Spring 2011
Kale Bongers    Manish Suneja, MD Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Gwendolyn Clay    Judy Streit, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease
Anthony Cyr    Mark Smith, MD Radiation Oncology
Sean DeGrande    Greg Schmidt, MD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary/Critical Care
Daniel Fox    Mohammed Milhem, MB Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Natassia Gaznick    Enrique Liera, MD Neurology
Nicholas Gregory    Neil Segal, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Krishna Iyer    David Stoltz, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary/Critical Care
Benjamin Kopecky    Bruce Gantz, MD Otolaryngology
Olga Kravchuk    Chadwick Johr, MD General Internal Medicine
Collin Kreple    Pete Snyder, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine
John Lee    Christopher Adams, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Endocrine/Metabolism
Michael Miller    James Brown, MD Urology
Jones Nauseef    Michael Voigt, MD Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Tyler Rasmussen    James Davis, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery
Aiden Shearer    Deborah Kacmarynski, MD Pediatric Otolaryngology
Andrew Slupe    Jim Hegeman, MD General Internal Medicine
Jonathan Trujillo    Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Fall 2010
Kale Bongers    E. T. Shivapour, MD Neurology
Martha Carvour    Nicholas Zavazava, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Immunology
Jeffrey Coble    Neil Segal, MD, MS Orthopaedic Surgery
Anthony Cyr    Mark Smith, MD Radiation Oncology
Beth Davidson    Kristi Borowski, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jacob Elkins    John Callaghan, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Daniel Fox    Abhay Divekar, MD Pediatrics-Cardiology
Justin Glasgow    Peter Kaboli, MD Internal Medicine-General Medicine
Nicholas Gregory    Ana Recober, MD Neurology
Mark Hoegger    David Stoltz, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary
Krishna Iyer    Dwight Look, MD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary/Critical Care
Benjamin Kopecky    Andrew Nugent, MD, FACEP Emergency Medicine
Olga Kravchuk    Hans House, MD Emergency Medicine
Collin Kreple    James Brown, MD Urology
John Lee    Harold Adams, MD Neurology
Michael Miller    Gregory Schmidt, MD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary
Jones Nauseef    Steven Polyak, MD Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Tyler Rasmussen    Francis Miller, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Sara Reed    Polly Ferguson, MD Pediatrics-Rheumatology
Aiden Shearer    Marlan Hansen, MD Otolaryngology
Andrew Slupe    Lakshmi Durairaj, MBBS, MS Internal Medicine-Pulmonary
Rachel Starks    Kevin Glenn, MD Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Jonathan Trujillo    Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Summer 2010
Brandon Alleman    Andrew Nugent, MD, FACEP Emergency Medicine
Sean DeGrande    Theresa Brennan, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Eric Kaiser    Robert Rodnitzky, MD Neurology
Austin Ramme    Brian Wolf, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Spring 2010
Brandon Alleman    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neonatalogy
Martha Carvour    Michael Ohl, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Beth Davidson    Cary Murphy, MD Pediatrics-Neonatolgoy (Mercy-DM)
Sean DeGrande    Francis Miller, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Justin Glasgow    Jess Moreland, MD Pediatrics-Intensive Care
Mark Hoegger    John Wemmie, MD, PhD Psychiatry
Benjamin Kopecky    Heather Bartlett, MD Pediatrics-Cardiology
John Lee    Harold Adams, MD Neurology
Michael Miller    Chris Cooper, MD Urology
Austin Ramme    Joseph Buckwalter, MS, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Justin Schwartz    Aaron Bossler, MD, PhD Pathology
Jennifer Streeter    Dawn Ebach, MD Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Jonathan Trujillo    Dan Berg, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Fall 2009
Brandon Alleman    Hans House, MD Emergency Medicine
Marlene Cano    Oscar Gomez, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Jeffrey Coble    Richard Rosenquist, MD Anesthesia
Anthony Cyr    Raymond Hohl, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Justin Glasgow    Joseph Szot, MD Internal Medicine-General Medicine
Nicholas Gregory    Timothy Brennan, MD, PhD Anesthesia
Kwo Wei Ho    Harold Adams, MD Neurology
Eric Kaiser    Ana Recober-Montilla, MD Neurology
Benjamin Kopecky    Matthew Howard, MD Neurosurgery
John Lee    Peg Nopoulos, MD Psychiatry
Emma Mohr    Dawn Ebach, MD Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Austin Ramme    Joseph Buckwalter, MS, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Sara Reed    Sue O'Dorisio, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
Emily Schindler    Kathi Madison, MD Dermatology
Abraham Sheffield    James Choi, MD Anesthesia
Jennifer Streeter    Jess Moreland, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Kathryn Trandem    Bradley Van Voorhis, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Summer 2009
Martha Carvour    Richard Rosenquist, MD Anesthesia
Anthony Cyr    Raymond Hohl, MD, PhD Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Jacob Elkins    Barry De Young, MD Pathology-Anatomic Pathology
Beixin He    Robert Farivar, MD Cardiothorasic Surgery
Eric Kaiser    Peg Nopoulos, MD Psychiatry
Emma Mohr    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neonatology
Anna Peters    John Dagle, MD, PhD Pediatrics-Neonatology
Austin Ramme    George El-Khoury, MD Diagnostic Radiology
Emily Schindler    Vincent Liu, MD Dermatology
Abraham Sheffield    John Albright, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
William Tabayoyong    Mike O'Donnell, MD Urology
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Spring 2009
Marlene Cano    Richard Rosenquist, MD Anesthesia
Martha Carvour    John Wemmie, MD, PhD Psychiatry
Jacob Elkins    Todd McKinley, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Beixin He    Heather Bartlett, MD Pediatric-Cardiology
Paul Kaminsky    Kalpaj Parekh, MD Cardiothorasic Surgery
Emma Mohr    Jessica Moreland, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Fredrick Oakley    Frank Mitros, MD Pathology
Nhat-Long Pham    Matt Howard, MD Neurosurgery
Austin Ramme    Joseph Smucker, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Justin Schwartz    Annette Schlueter, MD, PhD Pathology
Abraham Sheffield    Chris Arpey, MD Dermatology
Jennifer Streeter    Francis Miller, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Matthew Thoendel    Judy Streit, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Kathryn Trandem    J Christopher Austin, MD Pediatrics-Urology
Aaron Ver Heul    David Elliott, MD Internal Medicine-GI
 
Student Mentor Mentor Department
Fall 2008
Martha Carvour    Judy Streit, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Beth Davidson    Tarah Colaizy, MD Pediatrics-Neonatal
Jacob Elkins    John Callaghan, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Justin Glasgow    Vicki Kijewski, MD Psychiatry
Beixin He    Isabelle Grumbach, MD Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Eric Kaiser    Richard Rosenquist, MD Anesthesia
Paul Kaminsky    Michael Goodheart, MD Obstetrics-Gynecology
Nhat-Long Pham    John Buatti, MD Radiation Oncology
Austin Ramme    Joseph Smucker, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Jennifer Streeter    Kim Ephgrave, MD Surgery
William Tabayoyong    Ron Weigel, MD, PhD Surgery
Matthew Thoendel    Doug Hornick, MD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary
Jonathan Trujillo    Wiiliam Nauseef, MD Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Aaron Ver Heul    David Elliott, MD Internal Medicine-GI
Siao-Yi Wang    Brian Link, MD Internal Medicine-Hematology Oncology