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Broadlawns Medical Center is a publicly-funded medical center with an unopposed family medicine program. Broadlawns has assembled an accomplished faculty who are dedicated to this residency program, which meets or exceeds all requirements of the residency review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for family medicine and transitional residencies.

The county hospital setting is generally recognized as providing the most varied, hands-on experiences for resident physicians.  Residents have the opportunity to work with diverse population segments and experience firsthand an incomparable range of patient pathology, procedures and clinical care.


Up-to-date inpatient care areas create a pleasant environment where the residents can serve their patients. Residents have their own comfortable offices in the Family Health Center.

Affiliated Programs

The Residency Programs are affiliated with the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.  As a member of the Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium, Broadlawns has affiliations with Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital.


Alumni of the Broadlawns Family Medicine Residency Program actively support the program financially and educationally.  One such demonstration of support is offering family medicine preceptorships for residents.

This experience provides the resident with a working knowledge of private practice. As the residents gain insight into postgraduate practice opportunities, they are able to acquaint themselves with alumni practices in the Greater Des Moines area and across the country. Broadlawns alumni represent the spectrum of family medicine from rural practice to large medical centers.


Each day at Broadlawns begins with morning report with residents, students and faculty in attendance.  Cases from the different hospital services are presented and discussed each morning. Noon lectures are provided by faculty physicians, as well as by visiting professors from various specialties.