The General Preventive Medicine residency is available to physicians at the PGY -2 or higher level. The educational program integrates academic and practicum experience. The academic portion of the training is provided by the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the Colorado School of Public Health. Residents spend a majority of their time during the two years gaining practicum experience at affiliated public healthcare and community organizations with release time for MPH coursework and other residency-related activities. A two-year, practicum-only program is available to residents who already have an MPH or equivalent degree.
Areas of Emphasis based on Practicum Rotations
- Clinical Preventive Medicine
- Public Health
- Community/Rural Health
- Quality Improvement
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Residents participate in a variety of activities together, including a comprehensive introduction to preventive medicine and public health activities in the Denver area in the first summer, and weekly seminars throughout the two years.
Residents in the Preventive Medicine program receive salaries equivalent to the post-graduate year salary scale. The stipends for 2016-2017 are:
- Graduate Year 2 - $54,513
- Graduate Year 3 - $56,659
- Graduate Year 4 - $59,081
- Graduate Year 5 - $61,291
Fringe benefits include: Health, Life, Disability and Malpractice Insurance, and Tuition for MPH course work.