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Broadlawns Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines offer a jointly-administered psychiatry residency program that has earned full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Broadlawns UnityPoint Health Psychiatry Residency program welcomed the first class of four residents into its four-year training program in July 2018.

Training for the psychiatry residents includes a full spectrum of clinical rotations in: inpatient and outpatient care for adult, geriatric and children/adolescent patients, substance abuse and addiction treatment, consult and liaison services. Psychiatric residents gain experience in community psychiatry, including psychosocial rehabilitation, community resources and case management. Training is conducted at BMC, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and the VA Central Iowa medical facilities.  Through the jointly-administered program, psychiatry residents will garner experience with access to 112 inpatient behavioral health beds in addition to outpatient and community-based patient volumes that exceed 100,000 annual visits.

Broadlawns Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines have been successfully collaborating in Graduate Medical Education since 1947.  The two partnering organizations recognized an opportunity to further their educational collaboration by offering residency training for a much-needed medical specialty in Iowa.  Broadlawns Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines are committed to training the next generation of psychiatrists for the state of Iowa. 

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