“Always trying to innovate”: a mini Q&A with Manish Suneja, MD

Manish Suneja, MD, is the Vice Chair for Education and Program Director (PD) of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He sat down with us recently to talk briefly about where the program has been and where it is headed next. You became Program Director in 2014, eight years ago. Who was instrumental in helping you […]

OSTEs slow down, find new focus

Internal Medicine residents learn a variety of skills at Iowa that make them highly sought after as high-caliber clinicians. But what makes them outstanding team members and leaders wherever they go is their refined ability to pass on what they know to others. Effectively teaching others to do what they can forms the core of […]

2023–24 Chief Residents Announced

The following is a statement from Vice Chair for Education and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Manish Suneja, MD. It is with great pride that I announce the 2023–24 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 […]

Matches on the map for 2022

A yearly tradition that comes on the heels of Match Day is presenting the updated map showing where our residents over the last five years attended medical school. The Carver College of Medicine produces a map showing where graduating medical students go, and we also produce a map showing where our residents go to fellowship. […]

Match Day 2022

The following is a joint statement from Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Interim Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Manish Suneja, MD, Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Department of Internal Medicine celebrates the incoming class of interns for the 2022–23 academic year. Lessons learned from last year’s […]

Broad scope of department research presented to residents

Although residency is an intense period of heavy clinical responsibilities, every nationally certified program must also provide opportunities for trainees to get a taste for academic medical research. At Iowa, research is not an afterthought to be wedged in or a box to be checked. From their intern year, residents are encouraged to begin thinking […]

Day pilots unique residency program, tracks with career theme

Jonathan Day, MD, PharmD, has stayed open to opportunity, which is what made him the perfect first recruit at Iowa for the NIH-funded Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program. StARR provides protected, mentored time and funding for a second-year pediatrics or internal medicine resident to spend a year with dramatically reduced clinical responsibilities, […]

Residents’ Holiday Party, 2021

Sponsored by the Humanities and Wellness Committee, the residency program prepared a special holiday lunch during noon conference on Tuesday. Colleagues had time to unwind and enjoyed hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. They also opened letters of encouragement from friends and family, which the committee members had privately solicited beforehand. These were a welcome surprise […]

ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2021

Inevitably, every year, a faculty member can be overheard saying the same thing to a colleague: “I always learn something new at these.” This year was no different as the final round of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Vignette Competition wrapped up and the judges began their deliberation. As with years past, that […]