Why Infectious Disease at Iowa?

University of Iowa Health Care as a training center offers the best traditions in academic excellence, collaborative and patient care and innovative research. Outside the hospital, we enjoy Iowa City's vibrant and friendly ambiance, healthy lifestyle, appreciation for the arts and, if you’re so inclined, a boundless enthusiasm for Big Ten sports.  Highlights of training at Iowa include:

  • Outstanding infectious clinical training in a dynamic quaternary care medical center. We are Iowa’s only academic medical center and a principal benefit of this is a broad referral base. Our trainees will confirm this leads to remarkable diversity of patients and diagnoses. We care for patients from a wide spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds and from urban or rural environments; patients who are foreign borne or have lived their whole lives in the Midwest. All our patients challenge us to stay committed to life-long learning as clinicians and educators.
  • Individualized, customizable fellowship tracks that promote attaining professional goals and advanced experience. About 60% of our graduates work in academic medical centers and 40% in non-academic medical centers.
  • Clinical faculty with varied areas of expertise who share a deep commitment to teaching
  • Ability to select mentors who will oversee scholarly/research projects
  • 100% ID board exam pass rate over more than 10 years
  • Busy programs in Transplant ID and HIV care
  • Dedicated training in Hospital Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • H-1B and J-1 visa sponsorship
  • Opportunities to develop skills as a medical educator
  • Opportunities for a research fellowship or other professional development after clinical fellowship
  • Community life that is great for families and singles; we enjoy excellent schools, ready access to outdoor adventures and minimal commute times, leaving more time to explore

UI Hospitals & Clinics and the Carver College of Medicine:

  • America’s Best Large Employers; #1 in Iowa for healthcare, #6 overall for Iowa; #47 of 500 nationwide for Diversity (Forbes)
  • Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News and World Report
  • America’s Best Hospitals List, U.S. News and World Report
  • America’s Best Children’s Hospitals List, U.S. News and World Report
  • Magnet Hospital Designation
  • #17 Internal Medicine Residency

Iowa City, a top place to live:

  • Iowa City/Coralville, home to the University of Iowa, has a population of approximately 100,000 people, plus 30,000 students
  • Nearby Cedar Rapids/Marion has a population of approximately 170,000
  • #3 Best Places to Live List, Outside Magazine
  • #2 Most Fitness Friendly Places for 2020 (Smartasset); great outdoor activities nearby
  • #3 of 10 Best Places to Get a Fresh Start 2019 (Livability)
  • #10 of 25 Safest College Campuses
  • #13 The 50 Happiest Cities (USA Today)
  • World City of Literature, UNESCO; Home of the internationally renowned Iowa Writer’s Workshop