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Emergency Room Training


The Emergency Medicine Residency at University of Iowa is an ACGME-accredited program that offers a uniquely comprehensive, challenging, and individual experience in a collaborative and empowering environment. The state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot Emergency Department has 45 beds. Our 711-bed hospital serves as the only Level 1 trauma center in Iowa making our program the premier rural emergency medicine program in the country.

With 15 years of experience training highly skilled emergency medicine physicians, our program continues to excel in training future leaders through excellent clinical training including our own pediatric ED, many fellowship offerings, robust critical care education, 16 weeks of electives to tailor your education, AirCare flight medicine, and dynamic faculty.

Mission Statement 

  • We develop adaptable and self-reliant graduates who are capable of working in any clinical setting.
  • We believe in providing individualized, comprehensive education.
  • We are a university-based research-oriented institution.

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Nikki Hansen
Emergency Medicine Residency Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
1008 Roy J. Carver Pavilion (RCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 1-319-384-6511
Email: nicole-hansen@uiowa.edu

From Our Residents

Emma Nash Portrait

Emma Nash, MD
University of Illinois
“When interviewing for residencies, I found Iowa had the best group of attendings. I’ve since developed good relations with all of them. Our attendings are great about seeking you out and making sure you are exposed to a wide range of cases.”

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Alex Colgan, MD
University of Washington School of  Medicine
“In emergency medicine, it doesn’t happen unless we’re all part of the same team. My goal for training is not only to develop the responsibility to come up with an answer, but also to build trust among all the members of our team to do the best job possible for our patients.” 

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Erin Evans, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
“At Iowa, we develop a strong skill set so that in any kind of emergency we are the calm one in the room. You get that confidence from lots of experience: seeing what’s in front of you and knowing what to do.”

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Alex Tomesch, MD
University of Iowa
“I love Iowa because it is a family friendly program. The residents are all close and work together in a supportive and caring manner. We all started as strangers and have become a family of our own.”

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Kaila Pomeranz, DO
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

“What drew me to Iowa was the true team-based atmosphere and level of support from faculty to residents to staff to everyone in the ED. Our faculty have diverse interests, and I knew that I would be able to develop my own niche in emergency medicine with their support and guidance. Iowa is a great place to train and live!”

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Matthew Negaard, MD
University of Iowa 
“Iowa is a great place where people invest in you personally and in your career. Faculty, residents, and the community are here to support you in all aspects of your life and will help guide and assist you in achieving your professional and life goals.”