Quick Facts

By the Numbers

  • 9 residents are accepted each year.
  • 27 total residents are ACGME approved for our training program.
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Department (main training site) sees greater than 60,000 patients per year with a 24% percent admission rate with 4% admitted to an Intensive Care setting.
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center Emergency Department (community training site) sees approximately 53,000 patients per year with a 20% admission rate with 2% admitted to an Intensive Care setting.

Rotations

  • All required Emergency Medicine and other required rotations are scheduled at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics or at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. St. Luke’s is an approximate 30 minute drive from the University of Iowa (25 miles).
  • Elective rotations can be scheduled at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, or in a number of other locations including internationally.
  • Our third year emergency medicine residents have the opportunity to serve as flight physicians in Iowa's 25-year-old Air and Mobile Critical Care Services Program. They response to the scene of motor vehicle accidents and other major traumas. They also participate in the interfacility transfer of patients with conditions such as intracranial hemorrhage, stroke, myocardial infarction, and sepsis. Flight physicians have the ability to perform procedures on flights as well as assist the flight crew with management of these critically ill patients.
  • Thanks to the dedicated work of Iowa Emergency Medicine faculty who have been working in Haiti for over a decade, our residents have the opportunity to participate in medical mission trips working with a well-established organization that has strong ties to the rural communities it serves.

Benefits

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