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Clinical Opportunities


The development of our residents into well rounded physicians is the core of the University of Iowa Internal Medicine residency mission.  This growth happens by taking care of patients in clinic and at beside.

Our program utilizes an X+Y schedule that allows for abundant patient care-experiences in both the inpatient and outpatient settings with increasing levels of autonomy as residents progress through their training.  Our residents rotate for 4 weeks on an inpatient general medicine service or subspecialty consult service followed by a 1 week experience dedicated to ambulatory medicine (the Y week).  This system allows for significant individualization of schedules so residents can pursue their interests in specific subspecialties or explore many different subspecialties as they decide if they want to go into a specific subspecialty or become a general internist. 

PDF icon Categorical 4+1 Program Schedule

Please check out our information on our X-block and Y-week to see what rotations are possible.


If you are interested in doing a preliminary year at the University of Iowa or our medicine-psychiatry residency program, please check out the links below.


We invite you to take a tour of where you will be learning medicine by checking out our facilities.