House Staff Council Overview

House Staff Council is a peer organization supported by the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Graduate Medical Education Committee. The council is made up of elected representatives from each training program.

The House Staff Council purpose:

  • To provide a forum for discussion among the residents and fellows in graduate medical and dental education at UI Hospitals & Clinics about the educational, professional and work environment issues relating to their graduate training at the UI Hospitals & Clinics,
  • To encourage active participation by residents and fellows in the promotion of excellence in the development, assessment and implementation of their training programs,
  • To encourage those in training at the UI Hospitals & Clinics to discuss and exchange ideas relevant to professional issues and trends affecting graduate medical and dental education at the UI Hospitals & Clinics, and
  • To offer pertinent recommendations to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), program directors, faculty and administrators at UI Hospitals & Clinics on issues including, but not limited to, work environment, accreditation, program concerns and successes as they affect the needs and interests of the residents and fellows at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

House Staff Council 2024 - 2025 Officers:


Jacob Groen, DO
Family Medicine/Psychiatry Resident

Vice President

Victor Hatcher, MD
Vascular Surgery Resident  

Officer at Large

Nicole Woodson, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellow    

Chair of Finance/Secretary

Joe Rattenni, DO
Family Medicine/Psychiatry Resident