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Quick Facts

  • Categorical four-year program (guaranteed internal medicine internship + three years neurology residency) with continuous ACGME accreditation
  • Eight adult neurology residents per year    IOWA drone image
  • Training sites include the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, right across the street. The two sites combine an ideal mix of general neurology and complex (tertiary) referrals from across the state and neighboring regions.
  • Clinical curriculum based on modified x + y scheduling:
    • Provides elective time for PGY2 residents
    • All-night float call system for junior and senior residents
    • One-week (six nights) of night float at a time (popular two-person on-call system with in-house junior and senior residents)
    • Resident Continuity of Care (COC) clinics separated out from rotations
  • During the last rotation of the year, all PGY1 residents participate in the Neurology Immersion Block–a structured in-class curriculum, augmented with buddy calls and workshops–to ease the transition from intern to neurology resident.
  • Within our residency program, we have tracks to foster our residents' career goals. These tracks include:
    • Clinical Neuroscientist Training Program (CNS-TP)
    • Clinical Neuro-Educator Training Program (CNE-TP)
  • Community elective available to PGY3 and PGY4 residents—an opportunity to practice neurology in a community setting
  • Opportunities for Resident Leadership Development Programs, Quality Improvement Projects, and Independent Research Projects
  • PGY3 liaisons- a program for the PGY3 residents to get involved in quality improvement and advancement of our department’s clinical services
  • The department has both NIHNeuroNEXT, and StrokeNet grants, as well as over 60 active clinical research trials; this allows residents an opportunity to get involved in clinical trials, particularly those for acute strokes. 
  • Travel expenses and paid educational time are provided to attend the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting once during residency training
  • An educational allowance of $1,200, applicable to print and electronic media, equipment, board testing, travel to additional meetings, etc.
  • Full access to department and university library resources, including an extensive array of online journals and books
  • UIHC uses EPIC electronic health records
  • ACGME - We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • ABPN - We are part of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Benefits - Our program includes a competitive benefits package