Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Our three-year accredited residency program in our NCQA-recognized Level II medical home will prepare you for any of a number of future careers: small town family practice in rural Iowa, research and education in an academic medical center, leadership within the discipline of family medicine, and more. Our program provides ample elective time to individualize your training.
Iowa City is a cosmopolitan community in the heart of American farmland, and the Family Medicine Residency Program is a microcosm of its hometown. Close professional relationships form between residents and faculty as our program marries the breadth and variety of experiences at a large academic health center with the personal touch of family medicine.
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Alka graduated from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India 1995. She is orignally from Jagdishpur, India, and is fluent in Hindi. She completed a general surgery residency from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India in 2004. She is married to Dr. Sarat Kuppachi, UIHC Transplant Nephrologist since 2011. Alka enjoys bird watching, exploring nature, hiking, traveling, reading, word games and swimming.
Diana graduated from, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2012. She completed a General Surgery internship at Loyola University in May, 2013. Following her internship, Diana worked as a Physician Consultant with MedDocLive. Diana enjoys reading, research, statistics, teaching, family, jogging, yoga, pilates, sketching, drawing, painting, cooking, and her tiny dog.
Garrett will graduate from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He is from Mason City, Iowa and graduated from Drake University Magna Cum Laude in 2005. He volunteered with the AmeriCorps VISTA to provide assistance to those displaced by local disasters. Garrett enjoys walking, golfing, biking, intramural basketball and caring for his Golden Retriever.
Matt graduated from University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2013. He completed a surgical preliminary year at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was actively involved in leadership roles during his medical school training including Co-President of the Surgery Interest Group, AAMC Class of 2013 Student Representative and was a member of the IHI Open School. Matt is originally from South Carolina where his family still resides. He enjoys college sports, fantasy football, golf and movies.
Shailen graduated from University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2011. He is originally from Mumbai, India and is fluent in both Hindi and Marathi. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has also volunteered in Honduras providing primary care in under-served areas and volunteering at a local orphanage.
Tia will graduate from University of Iowa College of Medicine. Tia has received an MA from New York University in Educational Theater and an AM in from City College of New York for English Literature/Education. Tia taught for Public Schools in the Bronx and Queens from 1999-2008. Tia enjoys woodworking, home remodeling, painting, reading, writing, working out, urban/living theater and traveling.
Vicky will graduate from University of Iowa College of Medicine. She is from Berwyn, Illinois and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. Vicky is a member of the Golden Key International Society and volunteers at the Free Medical Clinic in Iowa City. She is fluent in Spanish and has served as a clinical interpreter. She enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
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