the highlights of our
Sioux City Residency
We are an unopposed family medicine program in Northwest Iowa providing broad spectrum training. As the only residents in the city, we are offered unparalleled exposure to specialty physicians and patients. Here you can tailor your education to fit your practice goals. Our residency consists of three years of postgraduate study with 6 residents per year. Our program is accredited by the ACGME and affiliated with University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Our clinic is the one of the largest private practices in Sioux City. We follow all clinic patients through their hospitalizations, including ICU and PICU.
Maternal Health Clinic
We provide antenatal care to low income and high risk populations, providing us the opportunity to see a diverse range of pathology and serve the community.
Macy/Winnebago Reservation Clinics
We also provide antenatal care to the Native American populations on the Macy and Winnebago Reservation during our OB months.
Elective High Risk OB Elective
Monthly afternoon didactics
One afternoon a month, clinic and hospital duties are blocked for residents to have a full afternoon of lectures, simulation models, and quizzes for a varied and interactive approach to learning.
We provide annual sports physicals to many of the college athletes at Morningside College.
Moonlighting opportunities are available after you have received your permanent license.
Presentations are given by community physicians, fellow residents, staff, or visiting faculty over the noon hour. Lunch is provided.
The residency program consists of three years of post-graduate study.
Entry into the first year is open to applicants who have completed medical school at an LCME-approved school. To be considered by our program, international graduates must be either citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and ECFMG-certified at the time of application.
Applicants must have passed both Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE with a maximum of 3 attempts each. If Step 3 has not been passed, then the first passage of either Step 1 or 2 must not have occurred more than 5 years before the entry date into the program for which the applicant is applying.
Applicants must have passed the Clinical Skills test of the USMLE or the Performance Evaluation of the COMLEX on the first attempt and have taken no more than 5 years total to complete medical school.
When openings occur in the second-year level, applications will be accepted from physicians who have completed an internship. Upon successful completion of the graduate study program, the resident will be eligible for examination leading to certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.
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why did you choose the
Siouxland Medical Education Foundation?
Amy Rief-Elks, DO
Betty Gilbert, L.I.S.W.
Michael Jung, MD
Cara Drew, MD