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Education and Training

The Department has a rich tradition of excellence in residency and fellowship education. Directed by Suzanne Brandenburg, M.D., the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Training Program provides the best possible education and mentoring/career counseling for our outstanding residents. The mission of our Residency Program is to provide innovative and individualized training for the future leaders of internal medicine to excel in their roles as clinicians, researchers, educators, and community advocates.

The Department of Medicine offers 12 ACGME accredited subspecialty fellowship programs and several non-ACGME fellowships spanning the range of internal medicine subspecialties. The Department has 2 HRSA grants, 1 NRSA grant and 9 T32 fellowship training grants.

The 165 residents and over 120 fellows in the Department of Medicine support the tripartite mission of patient care, education along the continuum of lifelong learning and research from the bench to bedside.

The Department is committed to medical student education from year one, sponsoring a highly successful Internal Medicine Interest Group and working closely with School of Medicine leadership to provide the highest quality learning experience throughout the 4 years. Department of Medicine faculty serve as block directors, course leaders and core faculty throughout medical student education and are among the most recognized faculty in the School of Medicine for excellence in teaching and education.

The Department is also a leader in lifelong learning. Dr. Eva Aagaard serves as Assistant Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of the Academy of Medical Educators. Together, these programs provide faculty with opportunities to continually improve their skills in education and research.