The Carver College of Medicine PSTP is designed primarily for physicians about to enter residency programs at the University of Iowa who have completed both the MD and PhD degrees. Applicants who have not completed the PhD degree but have a record of outstanding basic or clinical research experience are also eligible.
Departments currently participating in the PSTP:
An academic allowance is provided each year to PSTP trainees. Use of the allowance varies between departments but generally it covers academic expenses such as books, memberships to professional organizations and travel. Supplemental salary and benefits also may be provided during the research training years.
An additional benefit of admittance to the Physician Scientist Training Pathway is eligibility for support provided by the Dual Career Network program (http://www.uiowa.edu/~dcn/). This service, ordinarily only available for spouse or partner of newly hired faculty or staff, provides the following consultative services to our trainees' partners: