The ultimate day in medical education arrived in March for 141 senior medical students in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Thirty percent of these graduating students will train in the state of Iowa.
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Liz Martin and Tim Schoon

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine had 141 senior medical students participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) in 2024.

Among this year’s class, nearly half chose primary care specialties, which include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. There were 27 matches in internal medicine, 16 in family medicine programs, 14 in pediatrics, and 4 in obstetrics and gynecology.

Among this year’s graduates, 42 will remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training, and 33 of these 42 students will train next year at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Geographically, the most popular state after Iowa for first-year training was Minnesota, with 16 graduating students receiving their residency training there. Wisconsin (10), California (9), and Illinois (9) round out the top 5 states that will receive Iowa graduating students.

This year’s match results, including individual results by name, state, and specialty, are available at