There are three family medicine residencies associated with the Department of Family Medicine. Each of these outstanding programs provides high-quality education to family physicians in training. The graduates of these programs are skillfully prepared to care for patients in a variety of settings and to practice in the medical homes of the future.
The three programs have different emphases in the skills they teach and in the patient populations they serve. All programs share a common set of guiding principles, and their faculty work together to enhance their common educational activities.
Each program functions independently; however, they all collaborate through a graduate medical education committee composed of three residency directors (or their representatives), two fellowship directors, and the vice-chair for education. The committee works together on curriculum development, faculty development, resident recruitment and operating policies.
Collectively they are responsible for approximately 60 residents and 3 to 5 fellows per year. These residency sites actively participate in medical student education, clinical and research activities of the Department of Family Medicine.
About Our Residency Programs
Rose Family Medicine Residency
The Rose Family Medicine Residency was built upon the oldest, university-affiliated, community-based generalist training program in the nation. The residency emphasizes individual assessment and life-long learning.
Swedish Family Medicine Residency
The Swedish Family Medicine Residency is a community-based program located in the south Denver metro area. The residency program has outstanding residents (6 per year) and an experienced, exceptional group of faculty physicians.
University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency
The University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency is committed to defining and creating the future of family medicine. The program faculty work to lead in demonstrating what it means to be a caring, effective family medicine physician in the 21st century.
The program is a pilot site for the national Preparing Personal Physicians for Practice (P4 ) project.