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  • Categorical 4-year program (internal medicine internship + three years neurology residency) with continuous ACGME accreditation.
  • Six Adult Neurology residents matched per year (up to 24 total residents).
  • Call Schedule
    • PGY2 overnight duty includes 16 weeks of traditional 24-hour call (~one night in six) with the remainder of the year utilizing a night float system (three two-week blocks with five nights of duty out of seven).
    • Senior residents (PG-3 and 4) take in-house supervisory call typically two-three times per month (~one night in 12).
  • Training is conducted at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, right across the street! The two sites provide an ideal mixture of “bread and butter” general neurology and complex (tertiary) referrals from across the state and neighboring regions.
  • Within our residency program, we have tracks to help facilitate our residents' career goals. These tracks include Clinical Neuroscientist Training Program (CNS-TP) and Clinical Neuro-Educator Training Program (CNE-TP).
  • Opportunities for Resident Leadership Development Programs, Quality Improvement Projects, and Independent Research Projects
  • Majority of our graduating residents go on to fellowships
  • 100% pass rate for ABPN board certification
  • Travel expenses and paid educational time are provided to attend the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting one time during residency training.
  • An educational allowance of $1,200 total (roughly $400/year during the Neurology years), applicable to print and electronic media, equipment, board testing and travel to additional meetings.
  • Off-site electives (including international) are allowed for PGY3 and PGY4 residents
  • Full access to department and university library resources, including an extensive array of online journals and books.