Frequently Asked Questions

Is the APP residency in Iowa City or do you have to travel?

The residency is entirely in Iowa City area unless you participate in the Wilderness Medicine rotation.

Why Iowa City?

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What does the calendar look like (start date, end date)?

Start dates based on date of application submission. Generally starting about 3 months after interviewing to allow for credientialing.

What are the typical hours?

  • Outpatient: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. plus whatever time you need for charting/patient follow up.
  • Inpatient: Monday-Saturday, daily hours vary.

Do you work any call, nights, weekends, or holidays?

No call or weekends or holidays except as noted above about inpatient.

What does the workload look like? How many patients per day?

You start with 4 patients per half-day clinic session and work up to 8.

What does the education/lecture component entail?

  • Academic Half Day: Weekly for 4 hours
  • Geriatric Journal Club: Monthly
  • Chronic Disease/Community Medicine Block: 2 separate 2-week blocks

When do you interview and how many are accepted into the program?

We interview for 1 position twice yearly. Interviews are held virtually, are approximately 2 hours in length, and include a program overview.

Directions to our location

We are in the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Pomerantz Family Pavilion, in the Family Medicine administrative offices. This is right next to Elevator L in the lower level of Pomerantz. This map of the hospital will give you an idea where Pomerantz is:

There is public parking in Ramp 4. Once you are in Pomerantz Pavilion, find elevator L and head down to the Lower Level. Anyone wearing a badge will be happy to guide you to elevator L. Right near the elevator (to the right as you exit the elevator) is the entrance to the Family Medicine Administrative Offices.