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Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency

Broadlawns Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines are pleased to 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 of 2018.

Through the jointly-administered program, psychiatry residents garner experience with access to 112 inpatient psychiatric beds as well as 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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Program Mission

Our mission is to train clinical psychiatrists who are able to care for patients and to lead teams of healthcare providers in diverse environments. 

Program Goals

Diversity Statement

As a program with a mission to train psychiatrists with clinical expertise in diverse environments, we wish to build a program that is diverse and inclusive and that promotes diversity in the hospital communities of our sponsoring institutions.  We must therefore recruit medical students from all backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities as well as LGBTQ individuals to our residency program. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply to our program and to apply for elective rotations in psychiatry in our sponsoring institutions.  We strive to use practices in our recruitment that promote diversity and inclusion.

Equally important in building a program that is diverse and inclusive is to recruit faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  We strive to use evidence-based practices to recruit and retain faculty from diverse backgrounds in our program.  

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