Medical Student Emergency Award
The Medical Student Emergency Fund was established in 2013 by Dr. Debra A. Schwinn and her husband, Dr. Robert H. Gerstmyer, as they believe that it is important to support our medical students financially when unexpected emergencies arise during their attendance the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The fund is administered by UI Carver College of Medicine staff with consent from the Associate Dean for Medical Education and Curriculum.
Dr. Schwinn currently serves as the dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine and is a successful clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Gerstmyer is an applications developer for Health Care Information Systems and a lecturer within the UI Department of Religious Studies.
Dr. Schwinn and Dr. Gerstmyer hope to inspire future UI Carver College of Medicine graduates to make a contribution to this valuable fund.
Congratulations on receiving the Medical Student Emergency Award