3D Tissue Models

Neal Rosen

TypeWhite Paper Summary

University of Iowa Health Care is a fully integrated academic medical center, uniting the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and UI Physicians, the largest multi-specialty group practice in Iowa. As the state’s premier academic medical center, UI Health Care provides high quality, patient-centered care, conducts groundbreaking biomedical research, and educates the scientists and health care providers of the future.

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a nationally ranked medical school whose students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers. Students who come to Iowa to study medicine join a community where case-based learning is the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically have earned impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully "match" with top-quality residency programs around the country.

U.S. News & World Report consistently rates UI Hospitals and Clinics, one of the nation's largest university-owned teaching hospitals, among "America's Best Hospitals." The magazine's graduate school rankings place the College among the best primary care and research schools. Our medical students learn clinical skills from some of the best--188 of our faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America in 2006.

Iowa's thriving research enterprise offers a variety of opportunities to students. The Iowa Medical Student Research Program seeks to support, promote, and raise awareness about medical student research opportunities at the UI. Medical students who pursue a more in-depth research experience are recognized at graduation with a Research Distinction designation on their diploma. The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a combined MD-PhD degree funded by the National Institutes of Health, offers a training sequence that integrates graduate study, research training, and all clinical studies required for the medical degree.

Iowa is one of 10 medical schools nationwide designated to host a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program. This program is designed to provide medical students the opportunity to explore careers in clinical research. Additional information about the Iowa Medical Student Research Program can be found on the Web.

The buildings housing the Carver College of Medicine are the centerpieces of a recently redesigned health sciences campus which includes a pedestrian-friendly commons and a functional and stimulating environment for students, faculty and staff. Included among those are two of the most challenging building projects in UI history, the Medical Education and Research Facility and the Carver Biomedical Research Building.

Name:Neal Rosen
Organization:Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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