Quick Facts

By the Numbers

  • Number of residents accepted each year: 6
  • ACGME approved residents for our training program: 16
  • Length of Residency: 3 years
  • Graduates who go on to fellowships: 54%  
  • Faculty Members who train Ophthalmology residents: 28

Required rotations

  • 1st and 2nd year: four of five 10-12 week rotations are scheduled at University of Iowa Hospital
  • One rotation annually is at the VAMC, Iowa City
  • 3rd year: one of five rotations is in Des Moines at the VA Medical Center


  • Competitive Stipends
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, hospitalization and pharmacy benefits for residents/fellows and their dependents
  • Vacation each year: 3 weeks

Board Certification Requirements

Contact Us

Laura Pitlick, Resident Program Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1091
e-mail: laura-pitlick@uiowa.edu