Social Opportunities

An outstanding feature of the Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the camaraderie among residents. Residents enjoy many activities together, including casual get-togethers, annual parties, and conferences.

  • Welcome Dinner at the Chairman’s house
  • Matball - Residents vs. Faculty

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  • Iowa State Fair (a group of residents go most years)
  • Paintball
  • Karaoke
  • Party Like it’s the 1980s!
  • Halloween Party
  • Ugly Sweater Party


  • Super bowl Party
  • Doc Dash
  • NAMI Walk
  • Trivia nights
  • Local music clubs
  • Orchard visit


  • Wine tasting
  • Visit micro-brewery
  • Local minor league games (baseball, indoor football, hockey)
  • Farmer’s market visits
  • Community Theater and Shakespeare in the Park
  • Baby Showers
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • End of the year/beginning of the year party
  • Physician on the Hill Day (a group of residents joined visited with congress people at the state capitol)


  • Several conferences including APA (American Psychiatric Association), IPS (Iowa Psychiatric Society), AMP (Association of Medicine and Psychiatry) and others