Physician - Emergency Medicine

UnityPoint Health
Des Moines, IA
Nov 24, 2022
Nov 26, 2022
Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Setting
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to launch a national search for a Program Director. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape a new residency program in Des Moines, IA.


The new Emergency Medicine program will join well-established and successful GME programs, including Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Podiatry. The program seeks to ensure residents’ exposure to rigorous scholarly activity, research, clinical training and a well-rounded practice of emergency medicine in a community-based setting. Resident core rotations will occur primarily at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children’s Hospital within UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is a nonprofit organization home to four hospitals within the Des Moines, IA metro area: Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children’s Hospital and a rural affiliate, Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Iowa Methodist Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and tertiary referral center for the state. The group of 27 hospital-employed board-certified emergency physicians have been recruited over the years with explicit interest in education and residency program development - including contractual commitments to support a residency program. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is a member of the Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium and has been designated as a branch campus for the University of Iowa Carver college of Medicine. A Clinical Faculty appointment as the University of Iowa will be included.


An application for ACGME accreditation is underway, requiring a program director before formal accreditation, for a 3-year program with a complement of 6 residents per year. This proposed position would include a minimum of 0.5 FTE of dedicated, protected time to program administration and resident education and up to 0.5 FTE of clinical work in the emergency department.


Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
Obtain an active Iowa Medical License
Educational and administrative experience as a faculty member in the field of emergency medicine necessary to meet ACGME program director qualifications
Minimum of 3 years as a core faculty in ACGME emergency medicine residency
Minimum of 2 years GME administrative experience

Please contact Alan Johnson, Physician Recruitment Manager, to learn more about this opportunity.