Full-spectrum Training

Physician with patient

At Iowa, you’ll care for patients in hospital intensive care settings, in busy emergency treatment areas, and in labor and delivery suites.

That’s in addition to the panel of patients you’ll care for during all three years of your residency in our Family Medicine Clinic.

We call it full-spectrum training—something you’ll only find at a center like Iowa, which values primary care as a foundation for comprehensive specialty care.

Part of your training may include specializing in a specific practice area. With six months dedicated to electives across three years of residency, you can tailor your experience to fit your future career in Family Medicine. We offer an OB track for residents who seek to incorporate comprehensive pregnancy-related care, including intrapartum pregnancy-related care and vaginal deliveries into independent practice. We also provide areas of focus in geriatrics, sports medicine, and community/underserved medicine.

An Advisor’s Guidance

Each of our faculty members is committed to the success of our residents. Some have elected to serve as formal advisors, meeting regularly with residents and helping them balance the demands of residency, begin choosing a career path, and address the needs of life outside the hospital.