The Mercy Family Medicine Residency provides a training program that is well integrated with the professional community. Dual goals for the program are to provide both quality patient care and quality resident education. The program combines the unique educational opportunities of a secondary referral hospital with the additional advantage of a formal affiliation agreement with the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for the educational opportunities of a large university tertiary care center.
Our residency program was initiated in 1974 and was accredited in 1975. It was one of the earliest family medicine programs in the upper midwest and has graduated over 176 residents, 60% of whom are practicing in Iowa and 90% of whom have remained in the midwest.