Lake Mills, IA

Earlier this month, medical students across the nation learned where they had been matched for their residency programs. Match Day 2013 was a very special day for two University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students as they learned that they would be doing their residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Jaclyn (Jaci) and Michael Haugsdal, both Lake Mills, Iowa natives, were undergraduate and medical school students at the University of Iowa. On Match Day, Jaci and Michael confirmed that they’d be spending the next four years as they’ve spent the last nine, living and learning in Iowa City. They already knew that Jaci had matched at Iowa for ophthalmology and were excited to learn that Michael had earned a placement in the obstetrics & gynecology program at Iowa.

Jaci and Michael agree that the collegiality and connectedness, not just within the medical school, but the whole health sciences campus with physician assistant,nursing and other health students all in the same area, make the University of Iowa unique. They stated “The four communities within the medical school give students a home base and a great opportunity to interact with students in other classes. We definitely benefited from the experience of students ahead of us and have made a point this year to be available to help the first- and second-year students.”

Jaci and Michael challenge anyone to find a better place to live and learn than the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

These are your Hometown Hawkeyes.