Holidays for the residents

In a year when nothing has been like any other year, it has been important to leadership in our Internal Medicine Residency Program to keep morale high among our residents in addition to making sure they see just how important they are and valued by the department and the rest of University of Iowa Health […]

A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Laura Hill, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Clinic Week 7AM brings a ringing alarm and exciting realization – it’s clinic week (better known as Y-week). After four weeks of wearing green scrubs on inpatient, the decision […]

Iowa trainees swarm the sessions

By this point in the pandemic, regional and national conferences have managed to find the creative solutions necessary to still host their annual meetings. Trainees in Internal Medicine have been no less creative in their adaptations and certainly no less successful in their abstract submissions and presentation competitions. There have been more winners and accepted […]

A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Desmond Barber, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. I typically arrive to the hospital between 6 and 6:15 am. While sign-out is not until 7, I enjoy the extra time alone in the morning to sip coffee, […]

Celebrating our trainee-educators’ excellence

In the past seven or eight months, a lot of small, everyday interactions have been sacrificed or gone through dramatic changes. For one of the Chief Residents of Internal Medicine at UnityPoint Health, Iaswarya Ganapathiraju, DO, that meant she was not able to see her medical students in-person for four months during the peak of […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Mackenzie Hines, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Every five weeks, we have our Y-week, which consists of five half-days of our continuity clinic, two half-days of subspecialty clinics, one half-day of education, one half-day for quality […]

A day in the life of an intern – Reed Johnson, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Inpatient Cardiology Teaching Service – November 9, 2020 5:30 – Morning. My alarm goes off. I’ll admit most days I hit the snooze button for 10 extra minutes […]

A day in the life of an intern – Mahak Saad, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. As the trees start to change colors in the fall, I reflect on how far I have come in just a few months of internal medicine residency. As […]

Residency Program Humanities and Wellness Committee – Writing Competition Results!

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program believes that nurturing creativity is as beneficial to the individual as it is to developing empathetic physicians. The resident-led Humanities and Wellness Committee launched a writing competition this year, inviting residents to submit works of creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. These were then anonymized and posted for their peers to […]

ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2020

Strange fungi, cardiovascular complications from a mitral valve placement, ascites, kidney failure, seemingly origin-less fevers, and even a debit card swipe in a tissue box. Every year, dozens of residents deliver tight ten-minute reports on some of the most mysterious cases they have witnessed on service in University of Iowa Health Care. These presentations are […]