John Wagoner, DO

Second Year Graduate

Medical School

Des Moines University


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Why I chose Broadlawns-UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency

I’ve worked for an organization which didn’t care for its employees, and I didn’t want to be contractually trapped in another one for four years. Medical school faculty, attendings, classmates, current residents, and former residents all spoke highly of the Psychiatry Residency at Broadlawns-UnityPoint. My audition rotation and interview here verified that the culture here was sincere. Residents are treated as colleagues, and are actively engaged in cultivating the future of this residency. Dr. Lundquist, Dr. Richards, our faculty, the senior residents, Becca our coordinator, everyone pitches in to support each other here!


Rock climbing (belay climbing and bouldering), hiking, yoga, and tennis.

Favorite thing about Des Moines

The cheap cost of living, low traffic, and variety of activities available without the blight and expense of some major cities.