Our Residency Program

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In 2022 we were granted a program expansion, and we are in the process of transitioning from a 6-6-6 program to an 8-8-8 program. We are incredibly excited to offer the depth and breadth of our family medicine residency training to two additional residents per year!

Imagine what your career can hold with Iowa’s opportunities:

  • A “2+2” curriculum for improved continuity experience in your clinic and a chance to compartmentalize your learning
  • Full spectrum training with inpatient, ICU, OB, and newborn care, along with a large network of community clinics
  • Our own Family Medicine Inpatient service and Family Medicine Maternal & Newborn service at our academic healthcare center
  • Collaboration with our Family Medicine-Psychiatry Residency, one of only six programs in the country
  • A commitment to serve underrepresented populations locally, around the country, and abroad
  • Formal training in team building and process management
  • Research conducted in a collaborative environment that ranks as one of the top nationally
  • Life in a right-sized city that will maximize your leisure time with fun and excitement
  • Support for the path of your choosing, with faculty dedicated to your success

Three years. No problem.

Put on your track shoes. We’re going to give you the most incredible three years of training you can imagine.

Year One

  • You’ll begin providing primary care for patients you’ll follow all three years.
  • You’ll be part of more complex care for hospitalized patients and emergency room cases.
  • Year One Goal: Supervising others and acting with a degree of independence.

Year Two

  • You’ll continue providing care for your clinic patients.
  • You’ll start to focus on areas that interest you most, through specific rotations. Learn more about the rotations.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to engage in scholarly activities, working out new processes and procedures in our care settings.
  • Year Two Goal: Identifying your career goals and objectives.

Year Three

  • Your care opportunities will reflect increasing patient responsibilities in both the clinic and specialty settings.
  • You’ll rotate to several specialty care areas within the hospital and devote much of your rotation time to your choice of focus area with elective time.
  • Year Three Goal: Demonstrating comprehensive medical judgment and competence.