Why Iowa?

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A First-Rate Hospital

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a state-of-the-art facility. We have sophisticated services and comprehensive resources. We are one of "America's Best Hospitals" as designated by U.S.News & World Report. We serve a large Midwest region for both primary care and specialized care, which assures that during your residency you will be exposed to a broad mix of patients and conditions.

Excellence in Patient Care

Delivering exceptional diagnostic and therapeutic services to our patients is central to our core mission in the Department of Radiology.  Our cadre of subspecialty-trained faculty are nationally recognized leaders in radiology, and as one of only a few tertiary care hospitals in the region, our department offers unique imaging services to patients both within and outside the State of Iowa.

The Department also excels in its collaborations with other clinical departments and centers (e.g., Cancer Center, Stroke Center, Heart & Vascular Center, ETC, Trauma, Transplant-HBP, Urology, Breast Care Clinic, and the Children’s Hospital) to ensure timely, relevant and patient-focused radiologic consultations.

Our Residency Programs Are Accredited and Well-Established

We meet and exceed the standards set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and by the American Board of Radiology. The rigorous training and opportunities afforded by our programs translate into outstanding placement for our residents in fellowship programs, academic opportunities and private practice positions.

Couples Match

The Department of Radiology supports couples match applications. We work in conjunction with the corresponding department to attempt to streamline interview dates and times for both applicants. More information on couples matching can be found on the NRMP website.

Salary, Benefits, Schedules

Our first-year residents earn an annual salary of $51,300, which is above the 50th percentile nationally. Couple that fact with the relatively modest cost of living in the Iowa City area, and UI Hospitals and Clinics compares very well to programs in large urban settings. We are one of the few programs nationally to offer complete medical coverage for residents and their spouses and dependents at no charge. Our work schedules include extended maternity leave benefits and meet national standards for time on duty and time off between shifts.

Support Is Always Available

Each resident receives support from the education administrative team and from faculty in all general and subspecialty areas.   The department has a dedicated residency coordinator, as well as IT support staff and a librarian.  A door is always open to help you achieve your full potential and career goals.

We Sweat the Details

The dedicated professionals in our Graduate Medical Education office see to it that your time and effort are concentrated where they need to be--on your patients and on your career development. Your work as a resident will be demanding enough. With that in mind, our Graduate Medical Education office has developed a suite of services to handle the details of employment and licensure.

You'll Love Iowa City

Iowa City and surrounding communities get consistently high ratings from national indexes of great places to live. Affordable housing, outstanding schools, moderate cost of living, superb shopping and entertainment, excellent transportation, and a mix of diverse cultures all make it a great choice, especially when you consider that much of it is available within easy walking or biking distance from our world-class hospital.

Being located on a Big Ten University campus creates a big plus for our residents. The University is a lively place for cultural and recreational activities. It is a hub for high-level sports and offers the excellent libraries, museums, and cultural centers you'd expect from a Big Ten school. Iowa has the smallest enrollment among the public Big Ten schools, which translates into a campus that's easy to navigate and a surrounding community that supports everything we do for our students and trainees.

Brazilian born Leo Leite, Radiology Resident explains why he chose the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and why he chose to be a radiologist.