Teaching Sites and Partners
We provide broad based clinical experience in palliative medicine at our teaching sites:
Iowa City: The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is the only combined academic and Level 1 Trauma institution in the state. UIHC serves a large geographical area, accepting patient transfers and referrals from across the state of Iowa and surrounding states. The resulting patient population is culturally, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse, providing opportunities to see patients with a broad spectrum of serious illnesses.
UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital together deliver high quality care in collaboration with University of Iowa Physicians, the state's largest multi-specialty medical and surgical group practice, composed of UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine faculty physicians. Working together as University of Iowa Health Care, these partners provide patient care, conduct biomedical research, and train the next generation of health professionals.
Iowa City VA Health Care System: The Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) has been caring for United States veterans since 1952. Services are
available to more than 184,000 veterans living in 56 counties in Eastern
Iowa and Western Illinois. The system consists of a main hospital in
Iowa City, seven outpatient clinics in Eastern Iowa, and three
outpatient clinics in Western Illinois. Veterans Affairs Medical Center
also provides care to outlying clinics via telehealth technology.
Cedar Rapids: 3 months of the year, the fellow will commute to Cedar Rapids, Iowa (a drive of approximately 30 minutes) to participate in the delivery of high quality hospice care. The care sites include two hospice inpatient units, individual homes, and several long term care centers.