EQUAL Meds (Iowa Queer and Allies Medical Students)/MEDIQS (Med Iowa's Queer Students)
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Med Iowa's Queer Students (MEDIQS) is an active student group at the medical school withstrong support from the administration, faculty, staff, and students. Our mission is to educate the CCOM medical community on health issues that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning
(LGBTQ) patients and to provide a support network for LGBTQ health professional students.
We strive to be a liaison for the faculty and staff as they continue to incorporate LGBTQ specific health topics into the curriculum. MEDIQS supplements the required curriculum with additional educational lectures, panels, and events held throughout the year.
A large part of our mission is to provide a forum where LGBTQ identified students can interact with other graduate and professional students as well as with faculty and staff members from the larger University of Iowa Health Care community. MEDIQS sponsors social gatherings that provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, and creating community.