Residents at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency rotate at three of the region's premier teaching hospitals; the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Through the residency's association with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, residents are part of a dynamic, innovative community at the forefront of defining the future of Family Medicine. Residents have tremendous opportunities for developing leadership and pursuing scholarly activities.
The residency offers three tracks:
· University Track (6-6-6)
· Denver Health Track (5-4-4)
· Rural Track (2)
The tracks utilize different continuity clinic sites and care for unique patient populations. Apart from these differences, the tracks use the same educational sites, share the same educational didactics, and have 22 months of rotations in common.
Embracing the Future
The University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency is committed to defining and creating the future of Family Medicine. We seek to be a leader in demonstrating what it means to be a caring, effective Family Medicine physician in the 21st century. We do this while maintaining a supportive, caring learning environment, with a focus on each individual resident's learning needs.
We are a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) teaching site and have developed Family Medicine Residency Curriculum that builds on a strong base of high quality clinical teach.
Our curriculum emphasizes teaching residents effective skills in:
- Health Behavior Change Counseling
- Patient-Centered Medical Home Skills and Leadership
- Community Integration and Leadership
We have also introduced a novel strategy for preparing residents with core skills prior to their hospital-based intern rotations though the use of three Family Medicine intensive teaching months in the PGY 1 year (Chautauquas). Through these approaches, residents receive more personal teaching focused on the skills that are needed to care for patients in the rotations that follow them.