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Welcome to the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics Residency Program. The pediatric residency at UI Hospitals & Clinics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Information specific to program requirements for a pediatric training program may be found at the ACGME’s Pediatric Residency Review Committee (RCC).

We are confident you can find what you're looking for here: broad clinical exposure to all aspects of primary and tertiary care pediatrics, outstanding evidence-based curriculums, extensive teaching and mentorship, unparalleled research opportunities, and passionate, engaged colleagues. We’re lucky to have all of this in a dynamic, diverse, and safe city.

We prioritize a few things in our program:

  • Individualized rotation scheduling focused on career exploration or planning.
  • Collaborative, approachable residents, fellows, and faculty members.
  • Innovative didactics and broad-based curricular initiatives.
  • Personalized mentorship and targeted feedback.

Our program can give you great clinical experiences with lots of flexibility in scheduling, and close relationships with your colleagues and supervisors. We really are a community here.

Check out our state-of-the-art UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital! It opened early 2017, and with it we grew the size of our faculty, increased our clinical volume, improved access to our resources, and engaged the community and the state. It’s an exciting time to be at Iowa.

About half of our graduates go on to primary care pediatrics, and about half match into choice fellowships across the country. Check out some of the resident profiles to meet the people you'll get to work with.

We encourage you to review our website to get to know the people and opportunities that make our program great. Reach out to our education team, our chief residents, and anyone you see here to find out why they joined our team. We think you’ll find your place here too.

We invite you to consider the advantages of a program that will expose you to:

  • High-powered faculty members dedicated to your success
  • Comprehensive exposure to all subspecialties
  • The opportunity to see some of the most unique cases across all subspecialties
  • A state-of-the-art clinical facility: take a virtual tour of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, which recently celebrated its fifth year.

The accomplishments of our residency graduates demonstrate our commitment to help you develop necessary medical judgment to succeed in your career endeavors. Learn about our graduates.