Meet Your Interns 2022, Part 2

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2022. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, now that they […]

Meet Your Interns 2022, part 1

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2022. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, now that they […]

OSCEs stress the “formative” for learner and faculty alike

Now in its sixth year and its impact on trainees established both locally and nationally, the organizers of our residency program’s Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) have begun to think about how the formative assessments can also aid faculty members. “One of the chief strengths of the OSCE is its immediacy,” said Jane Rowat, MS, […]

Interns’ Welcome Picnic, 2022

There are many traditions in the new academic year, but there is only one that welcomes dogs and babies. The Interns’ Welcome Picnic has moved over the years, but seems now to have settled at a shelter at City Park. As the Iowa River flowed quietly in the background and as theater-goers gathered to catch […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2022

“Do you really think I’m ready for Hollywood?” That was the question posed by Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Manish Suneja, MD, to Dale Abel, MD, PhD, near the end of the short film “Suneja Stream.” The film debuted midway through last week’s Residency Graduation event as graduates and their families, faculty and staff were […]

Farewell from our 2021–22 Chief Residents

When we began our chief resident year in June of 2021, we knew that it would be one filled with learning and evolution, however none of us could have expected the degree of impact that it would have on us. It has been a year of professional and personal growth for us—from expanding our skills […]

Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2022

At last evening’s Internal Medicine Residency Graduation, the final two resident-chosen awards for the year were announced, and a third’s inauguration was celebrated. The bulk of the awards had been announced last week at the Chief Residents’ Grand Rounds. Outstanding Intern of the Year – Marie Finkbeiner, MD Outstanding Junior Resident of the Year – […]

“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 […]