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How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Degree from accredited PA program (by the start of residency)
  • Current NCCPA certification (by the start of residency)
  • Iowa state licensure/eligible (by the start of residency)
  • Official PA School Transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • PDF icon Application
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • Application fee of $50 (made payable to UIHC, Dept. of Emergency Medicine)
  • Personal interview

Please submit your application materials to:

Iowa Emergency Medicine-Physician Assistant Residency Program 
Attn: Kelby Kiefer 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP 
Iowa City, IA 52242

Official PA School transcripts and letters of recommendation forms should be sent directly from school/reference to the Admissions Committee mailing address or via e-mail to kelby-kiefer@uiowa.edu.

Admission Policies

Admission policies regarding resident eligibility and selection can be found in the Policies section under About the Program

Calendar of Events

  • Completed application and supporting documents must be received no later than August 1st
  • Interviews to be arranged in October (2024 interview day will be October 17th)
  • Notification of acceptance to be sent no later than October 31st  
  • Residency start date is February 1st 
  • Graduation is July 31st


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Nathaniel Shekem, PA-C 
PA Residency Program Director 

Jon Van Heukelom, MD 
PA Residency Medical Director 

Kelby Kiefer
PA Residency Program Coordinator 
(319) 384-6468