The University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency and the
University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine have
developed a reputation for innovation in Family Medicine practice and education. The
residency program participated in the American Academy of Medical College’s
Chronic Care Collaborative and was one of the 14 “Preparing the Personal
Physician for Practice” (P4) demonstration sites.
We have redesigned our curriculum to create time to teach
residents the concepts and skills associated with redesigning Family Medicine
practices as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). We are active in the
Colorado PCMH Collaborative project, which has the goal of having all the
Family Medicine residency practices in Colorado become PCMH practices. Both
of our practices are certified by the National Center for Quality Assurance as
Patient Centered Medical Homes.
The Department of Family Medicine has long been successful
in a variety of Family Medicine initiatives including facilitating practice
change, rejoining medical and mental health services in a PCMH and conducting
both practice-based research and Community-Based Collaborative Research.
The AF Williams Family Medicine Center is involved with the
efforts of the new planned community being built on Denver’s old Stapleton
Airport to become the healthiest community in the country. A long term
research project following the progress of this effort is being conducted by
the Department of Family Medicine. Stapleton 2040 is actively participating
with the community in defining how to become this healthy community.
The department is actively involved in three practice-based
research networks that are addressing very fundamental questions about what
improves patients’ care and health outcomes in family practices across the
state of Colorado.
Consider joining our residency that is committed to
providing the type of health care training that will prepare you to take on the
challenges of practice in the twenty-first century.