Honors and Recognition

Our training programs are sponsored by University of Iowa Health Care. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics work together as partners in UI Health Care to provide quality health care and educational programs. The Department of Family Medicine offers unequaled opportunities for our resident physicians to excel.

Annually since 1990 U.S. News and World Report has ranked University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics among "America’s Best Hospitals.”

The April 2011 issue of U.S. News and World Report ranks the UI Carver College of Medicine among all public and private graduate programs for medical education. Ranked programs include primary care (10th), rural medicine (15th), family medicine (19) and research (27th).

In the 2013 issue of America's Best Graduate Schools, ranked programs include College of Medicine Specialty Rural Medicine (9th), Primary Care (12th), Family Medicine (16th),

Three hundred sixteen UI Health Care physicians are listed on the current Best Doctors® database, including 15 faculty members from the Department of Family Medicine: Drs. Alison Abreu, David Bedell, George Bergus, Richard Dobyns, John Ely, Jill Endres, Mark Graber, Paul James, Gerald Jogerst, Barcey Levy, Britt Marcussen, Vickie Sharp, Kelly Skelly, Michelle Weckmann and Jason Wilbur.

With the resources available at a major university, our department has developed an innovative selection of residency programs to prepare you for a career in family medicine and family medicine-psychiatry. We adapt to the changing medical environment, preparing our residents for the medicine of tomorrow, not just today. Current programs reflect the state of the art in medical care.

We partner with colleagues at University of Iowa Health Care, in rural Iowa, and at international medical centers to offer unique training opportunities. We are proud of these achievements, and prouder still of the qualities that have earned this recognition: a skilled and compassionate professional staff, an outstanding reputation for research, and a commitment to evolve and improve.

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