Why Choose Iowa?

First and Foremost

We Have an Outstanding Faculty of Teachers, Healers, and Researchers

The educational philosophy that drives our training programs is that we must prepare our trainees for a life-long career of self-education and dedication to the practice of medicine at the forefront of the specialty as it advances. We seek to provide each resident and fellow with a sufficiently broad experience that he or she can choose wisely among all the options to pursue a career in the general practice of patients, a subspecialty service career, or an academic career.

And Just as Important

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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We Are a First-rate Hospital

UI Hospitals and Clinics is the state's acknowledged leader in many services. The University of Iowa Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility integrated within the UI Hospitals and Clinics. A "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of UI Hospital and Clinics, one of "America's Best Hospitals" designated by U.S.News & World Report.

We serve a large Midwest region for both primary care and specialized care. We are the state's highest level of referral for several specialties. This comprehensive nature assures that during your residency or fellowship you will be exposed to a broad mix of patients and conditions.

And You'll Love This Part--Iowa City

Quality of Life

Happy UI residents
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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 and fellows. 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.