Like many Iowans, Dr. Maggie Mangold (2007 MD), is instilled with a sense of pride—in her family, her profession, and her community. So it was a natural fit when Mangold chose to return to her hometown of Vinton to begin her family medicine practice.
Since her arrival in 2010 at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, Mangold has embraced her role. She enjoys the challenge of treating the wide variety of illnesses and conditions that family doctors see every day. She cares for 2-year-olds and 100-year-olds and every age in between. And she loves establishing the doctor-patient relationships that will continue for years to come.
Mangold’s story is one example of successful partnerships between doctors and the Iowa communities they serve. Fostering these “win-win” situations is key to the overall mission of University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
After graduating from Iowa’s medical school, Mangold completed in family medicine residency through the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, one of six University of Iowa-affiliated Regional Medical Education Centers (including Davenport, Des Moines, Mason City, Sioux City, and Waterloo) and home to one of eight residency programs that comprise the Iowa Family Medicine Residency Network, also administered through the UI.
These are just two of the numerous statewide clinical education partnerships embraced by the university, Iowa communities, and health care providers. This state wide partnership is truly unique in terms of its longevity and scope over the past four decades. No other state or region has access to information and programs of similar quality, complexity, or currency.
As a result, more than 50 percent of all the doctors practicing trained at the UI Carver College of Medicine, UI Hospitals and Clinics or one of the UI-affiliated residency or fellowship program across the state. In addition to faculty on campus, we are appreciative of the more than 700 Iowa physicians who are volunteer clinical teachers and contribute instruction to UI medical education.
The value in maintaining these connections across the state is immeasurable. It’s good for the university; it’s good for the state’s medical practices and healthcare systems, and ultimately, it’s good for patients in that we share a commitment to produce well-educated and well-trained health care providers for our state, like Dr. Mangold.
This is your Hometown Hawkeye.