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Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor, Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum Director


Building 500, Room E1317 

Anschutz Medical Campus


720-848-9000 Patient Care

 303-724-6420 Adminstration  



Wendy joined the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine in 2004 after completing a 2-year Academic Family Medicine Fellowship through the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.  During her fellowship, she obtained an MSPH degree and her research assessed the effects of a patient safety and medical fallibility curriculum on medical student knowledge, skills and attitudes and used a pre/post and 1 year follow-up survey design.  Her curriculum included instruction in Root Cause Analysis skills and both didactic presentations on error disclosure and role playing assessments of these skills in second year medical students. Additional areas of interest during her fellowship included inter-professional education and exploration of the ‘hidden curriculum’ within medicine.  Her initial role in the University of Colorado was as faculty in the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency and as well as the 3rd year Family Medicine clerkship within the School of Medicine.  Relevant accomplishments during her residency tenure include revision of the process to review resident achievement of ACGME competencies and transition to a systems-based approach to Morbidity and Mortality conferences. 

In 2006 she became director of the Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum within the School of Medicine which focuses on teaching fundamental clinical and professional skills to students within the first 3 years of medical school.  She works closely with the University of Colorado’s Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) to provide both formative and evaluative feedback to students through standardized patient experiences and assessments.  She is involved in the on-going development of patient safety/quality improvement curriculum within the School of Medicine and is Advisor to the University of Colorado's Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter.  She was co-project lead for Retooling for Safety and Quality, a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation/IHI Open School initiative to integrate safety/improvement content into medical and nursing school curriculum in 2009-2010.  In 2012 she was selected as a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar and her project involves the development of interprofessional safety/quality improvement curriculum on the Anschutz Medical Campus.