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Quick Facts

Medical buildingBy the numbers

  • 15 categorical pediatric residents are accepted each year with an additional (1) child neurology resident in most years
  • 45 total residents are ACGME approved for our training program
  • 50 percent of our graduating residents go on to fellowships
  • 141 faculty members train and mentor pediatric residents
  • 100% of graduates in the last four years have passed the American Board of Pediatrics certification exam
  • 2 chiefs are selected each year for a post-residency year

Who do we take care of?

We take care of many complex patients on our general floors, including:

  • Mild DKA, including management of insulin drips
  • High flow nasal cannula
  • Peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients
  • Ventilator dependent patients
  • Patients with chest tubes
  • Management and adjustment of TPN
    • ECMO done in the PICU and NICU

We do we use?

  • EPIC Electronic Medical Record
  • Dragon available for dictation of notes

Scheduling rotations

  • Required rotations: 
    Most rotations are scheduled at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
    One-month rotation during PGY-2 is scheduled at Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Elective rotations: 
    Opportunities exist for international rotations of two-week or four-week duration


Board certification requirements