Mercy Medical Center North Iowa


Living in Mason City allows you to experience Iowa Midwestern friendliness and hospitality. We can offer you an alternative to the hectic pace, the cost, the crime, and the crowds of urban environments. While housing is not guaranteed, hospital-owned homes and privately-owned homes are often available to fellows. These are located within five minutes or less walking distance of Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.


Housing available for students




Annual Leave

The fellow receives 21 days of annual leave.

Education Leave

Attendance at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine annual meeting


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


While performing palliative medicine fellow duties at the hospital all meals from the cafeteria are provided at no cost to the fellow.


Fellows may have the opportunity to live in hospital-owned housing close to the hospital at fellows expense.


Iowa Medical license, DEA, and State Pharmacy fees are provided for the one-year fellowship.

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.


Moonlighting is available with the consent of the fellowship Program Director.

Interview Expense

Applicants are provided with one night's lodging.

Relocation Fee

            One time relocation fee of $1,400 is provided to assist with moving expenses.


           $1,500 is provided annually for continuing medical education expenses.