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University of Colorado Primary Care Research Fellowship

About the Program

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.  

Fellows and faculty meet weekly to discuss their researchThe 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:

  • CV
  • 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: