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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 18 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
3 hr 14 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 45 min

UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 27 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 44 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 46 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Current Estimated Wait:
3 hr 15 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 52 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 0 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 59 min
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Message from the Program Directors

Welcome to the Transitional Year Residency Program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Currently, Dr. Steve Craig is the Program Director and Dr. Patrick Shaeffer serves as Associate Program Director. In July 2023, Dr. Shaeffer will become the Program Director. 

The residency program was established in 1991 and over 120 residents have completed training in the program as of 2022. The program is fully accredited with commendation, and we train four residents per year. Our residents have proceeded on to complete subsequent categorical residency training at top programs in specialties such as anesthesiology, dermatology, diagnostic radiology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and radiation oncology. 

Our program has developed a solid reputation for providing excellent teaching, superb clinical training, and superior resident achievement. Surveys of our graduates and of the categorical program directors who subsequently train our graduates confirm the outstanding training available here. We hope you find the many resources on this website helpful, but please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments.

Steven R. Craig MD
Steven R. Craig, MD
Steven.Craig@unitypoint.org

Patrick Shaeffer, MD
Patrick J. Shaeffer, MD
Patrick.Shaeffer@unitypoint.org


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