Why Iowa?

State-of-the-art facilityAerial view UIHC

With 730 beds and boasting Magnet accreditation, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the best equipped facility in Iowa. The hospital benefits from sophisticated services and comprehensive resources and is consistently rated as one of one of "America's Best Hospitals" by US News and World Report, with seven nationally ranked specialties. Forbes Magazine named University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as the Number 1 employer in the Health Care industry category and Number 12 employer overall (2015).

Patient Exposure

Serving the local, regional and national community, the UIHC is the local, state and specialty choice for many of our patients. Owing to our expertise in treating more common as well as rarer types of cancer you will be exposed to more cancer types than at other centers. For example we are one of the few centers to offer Total Skin Electron Therapy, and SRS is considered routine.

Patient Satisfaction

Treatment is service orientated with the focus on the patient and their well-being. For the last three years our department has ranked in the 98 percentile nation-wide for patient satisfaction. An environment that fosters co-operation, not conflict is conductive to a healthy learning environment.

Technology-Driven Versa acceptance test

Our clinic was one of the first centers to operate in an entirely paperless environment. This innovative spirit keeps our treatment practices state-of-the-art. Radiation therapy is by nature very technology driven and we have endeavored to keep our treatment delivery at the cutting edge. For example our patients have access to SRS, SBRT, 4-D Gating, HDR brachytherapy and a visualization using cone beam CT. Physics and dosimetry support for treatment is excellent.

The Holman Pathway

We support the Holman Pathway. This pathway presents an alternative residency structure for selected residents in Radiation Oncology, and combines basic science or clinical research with strong clinical training for candidates interested in a physician scientist career path.  Read more about the Holman Pathway here and here

Outstanding Residents

Radiation Oncology residents at the University of Iowa come from a variety of locations around the country to train here.  They distinguish themselves by their dedication to their patients, by their selection for national recognition and awards, and their contributions to the field.  They complete our training program with confidence in their knowledge and abilities, and the tools to participate fully in the future of radiation oncology.  Following completion of residency, our residents pursue careers in private practice, academic medicine, and as physician scientists. Resident group 2015