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Rural Medicine Fellowship

About the Program


The Rural Medicine Fellowship will provide additional training in emergency and trauma care and maternity care for physicians who already are in, or who wish to practice in Colorado underserved rural communities. This is a new  fellowship program recently established  through cooperative efforts of the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine, and physicians at Swedish Medical Center with funding from the Colorado Health Foundation, Colorado Physician’s Insurance and the Colorado Medical Society.

This program is ideal for physicians in at least two categories:

1) Newly graduated Family Physicians who want to enhance their skills prior to entering rural practice

2) Physicians who are already in a rural practice and find the need for enhanced skills

Scheduling can be flexible to accommodate physicians in practice and even involve a “job sharing” arrangement. Salary and benefits will be provided in the annualized range of $75,000 to $90,000 depending on duties.

Goals and Objectives 

The duration of training is flexible based on individual needs and prior experience, but is conceived as including 4 to 6 months of work in each of the Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics departments.

 

Emergency and trauma care

Maternity care

 

Evaluation and stabilization of trauma

patients

High quality, evidence-based prenatal and

intrapartum care

Evaluation and stabilization of patients

presenting with symptoms of acute

coronary syndrome

 

Recognition and management of common

pregnancy complications including, but not

limited to gestational diabetes, hypertensive

disorders, dystocia and abnormal fetal

surveillance findings

Evaluation and stabilization of patients

presenting with symptoms of acute stroke

Antepartum and intrapartum fetal

assessment, assisted vaginal delivery and

Evaluation and stabilization of patients

presenting with other acute problems

Cesarean delivery

 

Emergency procedural skills including

airway management, central venous

access and point-of-care ultrasound

Teamwork and collaborative care

 

Accessing the expertise and services of a

tertiary care center

Accessing the expertise and services of a

tertiary care center

 

Application

Applications are currently being accepted. Physicians accepted into this program will have a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and a medical staff appointment at Swedish Medical Center. This is NOT a “Graduate Medical Education (GME)” program and does not lead to any specific additional GME certification in Emergency Medicine or Obstetrics.

Applicants must meet these prerequisites:

1. Graduation from an accredited Family Medicine Residency

2. Board Certification in Family Medicine (or eligible to take the FM Boards within the year)

3. Colorado medical licensure

4. DEA certificate

5. Eligible for core Family Medicine hospital privileges at Swedish Medical Center

6. Interview by Fellowship director and directors of EM and OB departments

7. Written commitment to join, or return to, a rural Colorado site that qualifies as a safety-net or critical access practice

 

Interested applicants should contact the Fellowship Director, in writing, explaining their training and experience as well as their specific commitment to a rural Colorado site that qualifies as a safety-net or critical access practice.

 

Mark Deutchman MD

Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine

Director, Rural Track, School of Medicine

Director, Rural Medicine Fellowship

Mail Stop F-496

Academic Office 1, Room 3617

12631 East 17th Ave.

Aurora, CO 80045

303-724-9725

mark.deutchman@ucdenver.edu