About the Program

Surgery excels in its three-part mission to be a leader in teaching, research, and patient care.

You’ll benefit from exposure to renowned faculty members who are committed to your growth and development.

We have a strong reputation nationally, built on the excellence for our training programs.

Our residents are prepared for success along whatever career path they choose—academics, subspecialties, or private practice.

A comprehensive learning environment

Residency training is a top priority for all members of the surgery faculty.

More than half of our residents enter fellowship programs. The close work you’ll do alongside fellows in our programs will afford you many opportunities to determine your career pathway.

You’ll move through a well-engineered program that provides you with increasing responsibility from year one to year five.

You’ll learn in an environment that encourages scholarly pursuits. We provide you with opportunities to conduct original clinical and basic science research.

We invite you to explore how livable Iowa City is for balancing work demands with a great healthy lifestyle. Iowa City offers unmatched cultural and recreation opportunities right outside the hospital’s doors.

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