First and Foremost
We Are a First-rate Hospital
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is designated by U.S.News & World Report as one of "America's Best Hospitals" and our department ranked 20th in clinical services.
We serve a large Midwest region for both primary care and specialized care. And we are the state's highest level of referral for several specialties. This comprehensive nature assures that during your fellowship you will be exposed to a broad mix of patients and conditions.
We Attract Outstanding Fellows
Sports Medicine fellows at UI Hospitals and Clinics are similar in many characteristics to their national peers in educational background, gender distribution, career choices, and subsequent training experiences after fellowship training. However, our fellows distinguish themselves by their high sense of responsibility and dedication to their patients, and their superb efforts as teachers of medical students and others.
The Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa encourages couples match applications and will make every attempt to streamline interview dates and times for both applications. More information on couples matching can be found on the NRMP website.
Support Is Always Available
Each resident receives support from faculty, from other residents, and from the administrative team. A door is always open to help you achieve your full potential and career goals.
We Sweat the Details
Your work as a fellow will be demanding enough. With that in mind, we have developed a suite of services to handle the details of employment, licensure, immigration, housing, even assistance for job placement of spouses and significant others. 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.
And You'll Love This Part--Iowa City
Quality of Life
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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.