Teaching Sites

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (including the Children’s Hospital of Iowa) is the sponsoring institution for 65 ACGME accredited training programs including urology. Urology residents complete at total of three off-site rotations of four months each during residency. Fourth-year residents rotate to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Iowa City; fifth-year residents rotate to Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa, in Mason City; and chief residents rotate again to the VAMC and the private Physician’s Clinic of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA.

University of Iowa Health Care

University of Iowa Health Care is a fully integrated academic medical center, uniting the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and UI Physicians, the largest multi-specialty group practice in Iowa. As the state’s premier academic medical center, UI Health Care provides high quality, patient-centered care, conducts groundbreaking biomedical research, and educates the scientists and health care providers of the future.

UI Hospitals and Clinics encompass 3.5 million square feet with a total of 734 inpatient beds. Over 28,000 inpatient visits were recorded at the hospitals last year. The outpatient clinics had 864,409 patient visits while the Emergency Department saw nearly 39,000 visits. As an academic medical center, UI Hospitals and Clinics offers state-of-the-art intensive care units, eastern Iowa’s only Level 1 trauma center, the full slate of imaging and radiology services, and the depth and breadth of more than 200 specialty and subspecialty clinical services.

UI Hospitals and Clinics employs more than 7,600 faculty and staff, including more than 760 staff physicians and dentists; 480 resident physicians and dentists; 180 fellow physicians; 1,591 nurses; and 4,640 other professional and support staff. More than 180 of our physicians are listed on the Best Doctors® database, and the hospital is consistently ranked among America's best by U.S.News & World Report.

Our nursing professionals represent a range of expertise, from staff nurses and advanced nurse practitioners to unit-based clinical experts and nurse researchers. Together, they helped UI Hospitals and Clinics become the state's first hospital to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence (2004) given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

UI physicians and nurses also work with local providers across the state to ensure that Iowans have access to world-class medical care. In addition to the Iowa City health campus, UI Health Care offers primary care clinics in 11 Iowa communities. It also offers 280 outreach clinics in 64 Iowa communities, including child health specialty clinics in 14 communities.

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a nationally ranked medical school whose students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers. Students who come to Iowa to study medicine join a community where case-based learning is the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically have earned impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully "match" with top-quality residency programs around the country.

Iowa is one of 12 medical schools nationwide designated to host a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program. This program is designed to provide medical students the opportunity to explore careers in clinical research.

Children’s Hospital of Iowa

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of children and their families. Staff members provide care across a full spectrum -- from health promotion and well child care to the crisis of traumatic injury and life-threatening illness, to birth defects, chronic illness, and developmental disabilities. UI Children’s Hospital fully embraces the principles of patient- and family-centered care, believing that parents and other family members are the experts on their child. At UI Children’s Hospital, they serve as equal partners on the pediatric healthcare team.

Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Since 1952, the Iowa City VA Medical Center has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Services are available to more than 184,000 veterans living in 56 counties in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The Iowa City VA Medical Center is primarily affiliated with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, offering residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to the 83-bed Iowa City facility, the Iowa City VA Medical Center offers services in six community-based outpatient clinics.

Cedar Rapids, Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

The Physicians' Clinic of Iowa is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, approximately 30 miles north of Iowa City. Five UI Urology residency graduates are part of the 7-member urology surgical team at PCI Urology. PCI surgeons are affiliated with Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Mason City, Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa

Located in north central Iowa, Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa, is a private facility that has been a part of the UI Urology residency rotation for more than 30 years. The clinic is a physician-owned corporation with more than 30 physicians and 70 staff.