Chief Resident Introductions, 2019-20

Mohammad Salman Ansari, MD I grew up in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Canada, where I received my Bachelors of Science from Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. At Ryerson, I was involved in teaching, leadership with the Students’ Union and medicinal chemistry research with my mentor creating small-molecule drugs for cystic fibrosis. These were my […]

Supporting learners at all levels

Just a month ago we were saying good-bye to medical students who were graduating and moving on to residencies at other institutions besides the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. We are grateful that so many of that class have chosen to stay with us. Their numbers are a testament to the rigor and collegiality […]

Farewell from our 2018-19 Chief Residents

Before chief year started, someone told us, “The days will be long but the year will be short.” As we type up this farewell, we couldn’t agree more. Some of our long days included changing the 6RC call schedule right before July 1st, prepping for Monday and Friday recruitment lectures, and waiting for Dr. Smock to […]

The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds 2019

An annual tradition provides each year’s four Chief Residents a shared Grand Rounds session in the spring. A significant portion of a Chief’s responsibility is education, so one rarely leaves a session surprised at how well and efficiently they deliver tightly packaged instruction with humor and charisma. Before this year’s Chief Residents kept that streak going, […]

2020-21 Chief Residents Announced

The following is a statement from Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja. It is with great pride that I announce the 2020-21 Chief Residents for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills, moral integrity, and clinical acumen and are the most representative faces of the Internal Medicine Residency […]

Chief Resident Introductions, 2018-19

Bryce Duchman I have lived in the Hawkeye State my entire life, venturing a whole 90 minutes away from my hometown for medical school and residency at the University of Iowa. So, you could say Iowa and its citizens hold a special place in my heart. As an Iowa native, I am especially grateful for […]

Farewell from our 2017-18 Chief Residents

We are very grateful for the opportunity we have had this year to give back to this wonderful residency program. Throughout the year, we have each grown as physicians, teachers, and leaders. There have been a number of challenges, but at the end of the day, the experience was rewarding in many ways, and we […]

Chief Resident Introductions, 2017-18

Sheena CarlLee I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where I did not love country music, but enjoyed everything else the city had to offer. I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society. Afterwards, I moved to Little Rock, Arkansas for medical school at the University of Arkansas for […]

Farewell from Our 2016-17 Chief Residents

Our chief residency year has flown by, and while we are excited to move on to our future endeavors, we have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity that being a chief resident has provided. We have enhanced our abilities to teach residents and medical students. We have learned to be leaders and the challenges with leading. Though […]

A Note to the outgoing Chief Residents

Carly, Jared, Bryan, and Andrew: Congratulations on a year of outstanding accomplishments. I remember my first meeting with all you as a group a little over a year ago. I can confide in you now, my distinct impression of “deer in the headlights” as I conveyed my expectations for your important roles in our Department, […]