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Release: May 17, 1999

Cotten earns medical and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Joseph F. Cotten, a native of Algona, received his M.D. and Ph.D. during the University of Iowa College of Medicine and Graduate College graduation ceremonies May 14.

Cotten was a student in the UI Medical Student Training Program (MSTP). He earned his doctorate in physiology and biophysics and will begin a one-year preliminary residency at Boston University, then finish in anesthesia at the University of California-San Francisco. Cotten’s mentor was Michael J. Welsh, M.D., professor of internal medicine.

All MSTP graduates were honored during a reception at the UI Hospitals and Clinics May 13.