Mercy Medical Center North Iowa


The secret of our success is that Mason City is the kind of place where people want to live. We can offer you life away from the hectic pace, the cost, the crime, and the crowds of the big city. Mason City is a comfortable place to live. While housing is not guaranteed, hospital-owned and privately-owned homes are available to residents. These are located within five minutes or less walking distance of both the Family Medicine Center and the hospital.


R1 - $54,570
R2 - $55,570
R3 - $57,570

Annual LeaveResident and patient
Residents receive 21 days of annual leave.

Education Leave
Residents receive education funds which may be used to purchase educational materials or attend an educational conference. First year residents receive $300. Second year residents receive $600 and three days leave, if they attend a conference. Third years residents receive $600 and five days leave, if they attend a conference.

In addition, the program pays for residents to attend ACLS, BCLS, PALS, Newborn Resuscitation, ALSO, ATLS, and EFM Certification.

Residents are provided malpractice insurance covering all resident rotations. Pre-tax deductions are required for medical and dental coverage. Disability and basic life insurance are provided without cost.

Lunches are provided daily in the clinics and a monthly stipend is provided for meals while on duty.

Residents are given priority for hospital-owned housing.

Iowa Medical license, DEA, and State Pharmacy fees are provided by the residency program for all resident years.

Professional Memberships
Annual dues paid for American Academy of Family Physicians, Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society and Cerro Gordo County Medical Society.

Health Club Membership
Local health club membership is provided for the resident and family.

Moonlighting is available upon receiving an Iowa Permanent License and with the consent of the Program Director.

Interview Expense
Applicants are provided with one night's lodging. .

Sign-on/Transition Allowance
A one-time sign-on/transition allowance of $1,400 is provided.