Training Environment

The Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Patient Volume: >60,000
  • Pediatrics represent 18% of total volume
  • Trauma represents 22% of total volume
  • 35% admission rate with 6% being admitted to an intensive care setting
  • Recently constructed, state of the art, 46 bed, 60,000 square foot Emergency Department
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Stroke Center
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Specialized trauma, ophthalmologic, dental, and psychiatric rooms
  • Three ED ultrasounds, in addition to a trauma dedicated FAST machine
  • Advanced imaging modalities located within the department
  • Full time dedicated ED based emergency pharmacist support
  • Twenty-four hours per day dedicated ED social work support

Our Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center (EMSLRC) offers certification courses and refresher training.

UI Hospitals and Clinics

On any given day at UI Hospitals and Clinics more than 13,000 employees, students, and volunteers collaborate to provide safe, quality health care to our patients while also exceeding their expectations with excellent service.

We are a 811-bed hospital that annually admits more than 36,000 patients for in-patient hospital care, In addition, in fiscal year 2017, we received nearly 60,000 emergency department visits. We also represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas and accommodated just more than 1 million clinic visits at our main campus and community and outreach clinics.

Also in fiscal year 2017, we employed 1,648 physicians, dentists, residents physicians, resident dentists, and fellows.  We employed 9,972 non-physician staff members, including 2,341 professional nurses. We're assisted each year by a dedicated corps of more than 1,400 volunteers.

In addition to providing first-rate primary care, we offer the services of board-certified physicians in more than 200 specialties. We take seriously our role as a full-service health care center, receiving referrals for specialty care from physicians around the country.

Our inpatient services are located in our main complex of buildings on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Many of our outpatient services are also located at our campus location. In addition, we offer a variety of health care services in centers throughout eastern Iowa.

Our physician staff members also serve as teachers and researchers in the University of Iowa's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Their academic work complements their work as caregivers, giving them the advantage of using the latest technology and research understanding in your care.

Here's a brief sample of the numbers of procedures we performed in fiscal year 2017:

  • We are a major transplant center and performed 571 organ and tissue transplants.
  • Our AirCare helicopter and partner air services delivered 873 patients; 250 patients were transported by ground ambulances.
  • We performed more than 348,000 radiographic examinations--procedures like x-rays, PET scans, CT scans, and MRIs.

For more information, view a snapshot of our service record figures.

UI Children's Hospital

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of children and families since 1919. As Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, we provide care for children from birth to young adulthood. Services range from promoting wellness to the care of general childhood illness, surgery, traumatic injuries, life-threatening and chronic illnesses, and developmental disabilities.As part of an academic medical center, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital also performs groundbreaking research to help solve the mysteries of childhood diseases, in addition to training the next generation of health care professionals.

Recently constructed $360 million 563,250-square-foot UI Stead Family Children's Hospital facility is adjacent to UI Hospitals and Clinics. The 14-level (12 above ground, 2 below ground) structure offers 155 beds, an increase from the 164 beds in the old UI Children's Hospital. There will also be eight pediatric operating rooms as well as features that focus on the needs of patients and their families

Quick Facts:

  • More than 170 Pediatric Physicians and Surgeons
  • More than 700 specially trained Pediatric Nurses
  • Last year, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital cared for 71,754 patients from every county in Iowa, nearly every state in the United States, and several other countries.