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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 51 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
3 hr 42 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

Current Estimated Wait:
2 hr 15 min

UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 29 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

Current Estimated Wait:
4 hr 34 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
2 hr 30 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Current Estimated Wait:
3 hr 38 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
2 hr 46 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

Current Estimated Wait:
4 hr 7 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Current Estimated Wait:
3 hr 42 min
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Transitional Year Residency Program

At Iowa Methodist Medical Center

The Transitional Year Residency Program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, provides direct experience in a broad range of medical disciplines, designed to prepare you for your future sub-specialty or clarify long-term educational goals.

Our program is designed for residents who:

  • Have chosen a career specialty for which the Transitional Year Residency fulfills a prerequisite.
  • Have not yet chosen a specialty and seek a broad-based year to assist in making a decision.

Our fully accredited program accepts four residents per year.

Since established in 1991, over 110 residents have completed the program and universally passed their Step 3 examinations and have emerged well prepared to enter the categorical training program of their choice.  

2022-2023 UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Transitional Resident Physicians

Transitional Year Resdients 2022
Pictured clockwise: Isaac Metzler, DO; Ryan Edens, DO; Jamison Ash, MD; Emily Vonderhaar-Meister, MD

Learn more about our graduates.

Strength Of Our Transitional Year Program

The year-long program provides excellent training experience in the diagnosis and treatment of common and unique medical disorders, building a solid foundation in the development of:

  • Clinical judgment
  • Clinical skills
  • Humanistic qualities
  • Professional attitudes

The level of patient care responsibility of the transitional year resident is equal to R-1s in our other programs, which include general surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine and psychiatry.

Residents of the Transitional Year program attend a variety of conferences including:

  • Check-in rounds
  • Morning reports
  • Daily noon conferences
  • Morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Weekly grand rounds

Transitional Year residents will enjoy a close working relationship with fellow residents, teaching faculty, the program director and attending physicians, who emphasize and value quality patient care and training and professional development.

Take That Next Step To Become a Transitional Year Resident

We invite you to learn more about the Transitional Year Residency Program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. You have the opportunity to grow in a program with a strong academic center, a pleasant and flexible working environment and a diverse patient population. If you have any questions about our Transitional Year Program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, please feel free to contact us.