The Department of Family Medicine was established in 1970 with residents entering the Family Medicine Residency Program in 1972. Two hundred seventy-six physicians completed the Family Medicine, Family Medicine-Psychiatry or Pella Rural Track training programs. Our graduates reside and practice in 42 states and three foreign countries. Sixty-five percent of our graduates entered private family practice following residency with others selecting (in order of frequency) academic medicine, emergency medicine, medicine administration, research, and other activities.

Alumni may contact the program coordinator, for the current address of a residency graduate (phone 319-384-7507 or email

For further information about University of Iowa medical school and/or residency colleagues, visit the University of Iowa Health Care "Medicine Alumni Society" website.

Alumni Reception

The Alumni Luncheon is held annually in conjunction with the Family Medicine Refresher Course. The event provides a social occasion for alums to renew friendships and share accomplishments. Participation in the Refresher Course is not required to attend the Alumni Reception.

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