For more than ninety years, Broadlawns Medical Center has dedicated itself to providing quality healthcare to patients, regardless of their ability to pay for services. Also central to the Broadlawns mission is our commitment to training the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders.
Broadlawns has a history of training interns that spans more than 60 years. In 1971 Broadlawns established itself as a leader in Family Medicine training with one of the first fully accredited family practice programs in the Midwest. This program provides three years of comprehensive training in family medicine with positions for up to 30 resident physicians. Broadlawns also offers a transitional year program for four resident physicians desiring a comprehensive year of primary care training prior to entering another specialty.
Curriculum for both programs are designed to meet all requirements of the residency review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Broadlawns Medical Center is the largest publicly funded hospital in Iowa and provides a unique and challenging environment for learning. Residents in our programs experience complex healthcare issues that are not common to most programs. Broadlawns’ residents also have the opportunity to participate in international medicine. We have established a relationship with the OB department at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras that enables our residents to have a high volume OB experience. The teaching faculty within our program is firmly committed to the mission of teaching and caring for our community.
Our graduates complete our program as well-rounded, competently-trained physician leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
We are particularly pleased that many of our graduates choose to live in Iowa. Many are serving in rural communities. Since establishing the three year Family Medicine Residency Program, Broadlawns Medical Center has graduated over 600 resident physicians, with over half currently practicing in the state of Iowa.
It is a privilege to work at Broadlawns, and all of us associated with the Family Medicine Residency and Transitional Year Programs look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence.
Medical Education Coordinators
If you would like more information about Broadlawns Residency Programs, please contact:
Alison Noftsger, BSEd
Alison assumed the role of Program Coordinator at the Broadlawns Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in September 2018. Alison was born and raised in Pierre, South Dakota. She moved to Des Moines in 1997 and began working at Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center (DMU). She brings with her a vast experience of 23 years working in the COM Dean’s Office with nine different deans during her tenure. Alison received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of South Dakota. She currently lives in Altoona, Iowa with her husband, daughter and her Golden Doodle Meg.
In her role as Program Coordinator, she is responsible for the coordination of resident recruitment, orientation, graduation; oversees and assists with the administrative duties/activities of the Medical Education Department; and maintains the oversite of the residency’s affiliation agreements for educational rotations.
Erin Barnes, BHuServ
Assistant Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Erin assumed the role of Assistant Program Coordinator at Broadlawns Medical Center in March of 2017. Erin was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a graduate of Des Moines Roosevelt and received her Bachelor’s in Human Services from Upper Iowa University in 2017. In Erin’s spare time, she loves being a basketball mom to her teenage daughter.
In her role as Assistant Program Coordinator, she is responsible for the coordination of both medical student and outside resident rotations, orientation, assists with resident recruitment and graduation. Erin is also the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Medical Education.