The University of Colorado Primary Care Fellowship is designed to train
outstanding physician researchers to improve the provision of primary care
health services. This joint program of
University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public
Health is designed for physicians in primary care specialties such as internal
medicine, pediatrics and family medicine interested in research training. Our
fellows have gone on to become local and national leaders in academic medicine
and community-based health systems.
The fellowship is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado
just outside of Denver. The program is led by a multidisciplinary team of
established researchers in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine,
Pediatrics, and Family Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health.
The program includes mentorship, structured works-in-progress sessions,
and mini-courses on a range of topics such as navigating IRBs, writing
abstracts, community based participatory research, qualitative methods, grant-writing,
and other topics. Concurrent with the program, fellows obtain a MPH degree at
the Colorado School of Public Health (link
to CSPH). The fellowship requires 80% protected time for
research/education and allows for 20% clinical time. Our fellows conduct their
clinical activities at the Colorado Childrens Hospital, University of Colorado
Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital
and Presbyterian St. Luke's. Among others, our fellows conduct research on a
range of topics including vaccine delivery, health disparities, obesity
prevention and treatment, and substance dependence. Currently four fellows are enrolled in the fellowship.
Funding for the fellowship program is provided by the National Research Service Awards(NRSA) Program. This is a two year program with an option of a third
year. Underrepresented minorities are particularly urged to apply.
The fellowship does not adhere to a match date, and therefore schedules interviews at the convenience of the applicant and of the admissions committee. We encourage candidates to submit complete applications by September 15th. Fellows admitted into the program begin on the following July 1st.
To apply to the program please send the following:
- Statement of goals for the fellowship
- 2 letters of recommendation
c/o Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH
Director, Primary Care Research Fellowship
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop B-180
Aurora, CO 80045-0508
Or electronically to: Katina.WidmerRacich@ucdenver.edu