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Quick Facts

By the Numbers

  • 15 categorical pediatric residents are accepted each year, plus two child neurology residents 
  • Approximately half of our graduating residents go to subspecialties, with the other half going directly into practice
  • 172 faculty members train and mentor pediatric residents
  • Strong history of the American Board of Pediatrics certification exam successful passing rate
  • 2 chiefs are selected from each class for a post-residency year

Our Patients

As the only stand-alone children’s hospital in Iowa, we care for many complex patients who come from across the state, including some from western Illinois and northern Missouri. We have good exposure to “bread and butter pediatric” patients, in addition to unique diseases and conditions. Both NICU and PICU utilize ECMO (VA and VV). We have bone marrow transplant and solid organ transplant (excluding lung). We care for medically complex patients with trach dependence, TPN dependence, dialysis patients, and more, both in the hospital and in the clinics.

Scheduling Rotations

Primary rotations at located at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Iowa River Landing UI Healthcare. Residents will spend one block during their second year in Des Moines, IA, (approximately 90 min west) at Blank Children’s Hospital emergency department for additional exposure to general community pediatric emergencies. Travel costs and housing provided. Second year residents will also commute for one rotation to Cedar Rapids, IA, (30 min north) for additional outpatient community pediatric exposure.

For more information on rotations, please click here.

Electronic Medical Record

UIHC uses EPIC. Nearly all resident computer stations have Dragon available, with an option of remote dictation on personal computers.


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