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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.

Training for the psychiatry residents includes a full spectrum of clinical rotations including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment of adult and geriatric patients as well as child and adolescent patients
  • Addiction treatment
  • Consultation and liaison psychiatry
  • Emergency, crisis and urgent care psychiatry
  • Community Mental Health
  • Integrated care in primary care and other specialty settings

Training takes place at many sites including:

  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • UnityPoint Health Des Moines, Lutheran and Methodist Hospital campuses
  • VA Central Iowa Healthcare System

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. 

Administrative Leadership

Jody Jenner
President & CEO


Larry Severidt, MD
Director Medical Education

David Stark
UnityPoint Health
President and CEO

William Yost, MD
UnityPoint Health
DIO & Patient Safety
Quality Curriculum Director
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