Popular electives include:

  • Wilderness Medicine - The class travels to Colorado for hands on activities like high altitude medicine and avalanche prevention, cross country skiing, hiking, basic rope work and evacuation drills. The Wilderness Medicine course culminates with a canoeing and camping trip to Current River, MO. The course focuses on provision of medical care in remote and austere environments. Didactic lectures include topics ranging from: water purification, altitude and dive medicine, travel medicine, infectious diseases and how to create environment appropriate medical kits and choose the correct equipment for any given expedition. Residents also help to provide coordination of didactic lectures, are expected to create and present lectures on a variety of Wilderness Medicine related topics, and serve as mentors for the other class participants.
  • Toxicology - "I was blown away by how outstanding my time at the Iowa Poison Control Center was. I learned so much that I knew it would be hugely beneficial after residency, and am so glad that I did it." ~ Amy Maule '14
  • International Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Advanced Ultrasound
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology Ultrasound

Wilderness Medicine