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Why Infectious Disease at Iowa?

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics offers the best traditions in academic excellence, collaborative patient care and innovative research, with the added benefits of Iowa City's affordable living, healthy lifestyle, and appreciation for the arts.  Highlights of training at Iowa include:

  • Outstanding ID clinical training in a dynamic quaternary care medical center. We are Iowa’s only academic medical center. Our clinical catchment area is large and includes a significant number of foreign-borne people who work or study at the university or are involved in agriculture. The remarkable variety of infectious diseases we encounter demands that we remain active learners and educators.
  • State-of-the-art Microbiology Lab with longitudinal medical microbiology training with the possibility to pursue Clinical Microbiology Fellowship
  • Individualized, customizable fellowship tracks:
    • Clinician-Educator
    • Health Care Services and Healthcare Quality
    • Physician Investigator
  • H-1B and J-1 visa sponsorship
  • Opportunities for mentored scholarly work
  • Enjoy readily-available cultural amenities, diversity, and sports programs of an award-winning Big Ten University city
  • 100% board pass rate over >10 years
  • Busy transplant program
  • Ryan White -funded HIV multidisciplinary clinic
  • Opportunities for global health experiences
  • Opportunities for research fellowships after clinical fellowship

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