The University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency has two program tracks – the University Hospital track (UH) and the Denver Health (DH) track. Residents in the two tracks have 22 months of rotations in common. These rotations occur at University Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center as well as other rotation sites, so all residents get the opportunity to take advantage of these two excellent teaching sites.
The UH track matches six residents per year. Starting in academic year 2011-2012, the DH track will match four residents each year. Each track has a separate NRMP number. The required Emergency Medicine, Inpatient Pediatrics, Newborn Care and ICU rotations are done separately at each track’s admitting hospital. UH track residents see their patients in the A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center and admit their patients to University Hospital.
DH track residents see their patients in the Lowry Family Health Center and admit their patients to Denver Health Medical Center. The preceptors for the outpatient practices are drawn from physicians on the medical staff unique to each site.
You get the same, resident focused, friendly supportive environment regardless of the track you pick. We understand that this program is here to serve you. Your education and well-being are our primary concerns regardless of the track you choose.
Denver Health Track
Applicants accepted to the Denver Health track care for their continuity patients at the Lowry Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. They admit patients from their practice to Denver Health Medical Center.
Denver Health is recognized as one of the best safety net health care systems in the country. It has a deep commitment to the care of the poor and underserved. This healthcare system delivers more care to medically indigent patients than any other hospital system in Colorado. It draws an extremely diverse patient population from every corner of the world.
The Lowry Family Health Center is part of one of the largest community health center systems in the United States . The Denver Health track is an extraordinary training experience for individuals committed to providing the best possible care to underserved and culturally diverse populations. Residents in the Denver Health track do their ICU, Inpatient Pediatric, Newborn Care and Emergency Medicine rotations at Denver Health Medical Center. More about the Lowry Family Health Center.
University Hospital Track
Residents accepted into the University Hospital track care for their continuity patients at the A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center and admit their patients to the University of Colorado Hospital. The A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center, the practice for the UH track, occupies new medical offices in the Stapleton Community, the rebirth of Denver 's old airport site.
The practice is an integral component of the Stapleton community and surrounding neighborhoods known as Greater Stapleton. The practice brought a large, culturally and economically diverse patient population from their previous location. It is now reaching out to the Stapleton community that is growing around the new practice location to draw a new population of patients as well.
Residents in the University Hospital track do their ICU, Newborn Care and Emergency Medicine rotations at the University of Colorado Hospital and their Inpatient Pediatrics rotation at The Children’s Hospital. More about A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center.