The General Preventive Medicine residency is available to physicians at the PGY -2, -3 or -4 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. Residents spend a large percentage of their time during the two years gaining practicum experience at affiliated health care agencies with release time for taking MPH course work and participating in other residency related activities. The majority of the MPH course work is completed in the first year so that the second year can be devoted to educational activities at the practicum sites.
Residents in their first year take required practicum rotations, lasting four to eight months, in clinical preventive medicine and in public health. Residents of the two-year program spend the second year at one primary practicum site.
Five Areas of Emphasis:
Residents also participate in a variety of activities together, including two mini-practicum rotations 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 for all residents at the University of Colorado. The stipends for 2013-2014 are:
- Graduate Year 2 - $51,350
- Graduate Year 3 - $53,369
- Graduate Year 4 - $55,647
- Graduate Year 5 - $57,940
- Graduate Year 6 - $60,322
- Graduate Year 7 - $62,265
Fringe benefits include: Health, Life, Disability and Malpractice Insurance, Tuition coverage for MPH course work (limited to in-state tuition levels).