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The Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program is a top care residency training programs providing a curriculum for graduates in clinical practice, academic general internal medicine and specialties.

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Primary Care Wednesday Education Session Curriculum (WES)

Interns in the Primary Care track attend weekly dedicated curricular sessions during two months out of their first year. For our upper level residents, there are weekly Wednesday morning conferences on all outpatient or elective months and 12 Wednesday mornings (6 Wednsdays per year) are dedicated to the Primary Care track.

Curriculum Session
  • Welcome to Primary Care 
  • Career Panel 
  • Evaluating an Employment Contract 
  • Updating your CV 
  • Motivational Interviewing
Ethics & Professionalism 
  • Negotiating Treatment at the End-of-Life
  • Ethics and End-of-Life Colorado Law
  • Various Palliative Care Topics (Medicare and Hospice Benefits) * 
  • DNR Discussions 
  • Managing Common Symptoms in a Progressive Illness *
  • Giving Bad News 
  • Board of Medical Examiners
Health Services Research/Evidenced
Based Medicine & Informatics
  • Introduction to Library Resources
  • Introduction to UCDenver Resources & Searching for the Evidence 
  • Introduction to Primary Care Research Track
  • PC Research Study Design
  • PC Abstract preparation: Writing and abstract: case vignettes, educational innovations, and PC research 
Managed Care & Office Practice
  • Office Management I: Introduction to Billing
  • Office Management II: Coordinating Your Practice
  • Office Management III: Billing Education and Office
  • Reimbursement
  • Email Medicine
  • Telephone Medicine
  • Legal Medicine (Medical Law) 
  • Profiling
  • Self Care I: Understanding burnout, compassion fatigue and resiliency
  • Self Care II: Creating effective environments for self- and team-care
  • Self Care III: Reconnecting with values
  • Focus Group
  • Wrap-up
Teaching & Learning 
  • Introduction to Evaluation & Feedback *
  • Residents as Teachers I: Creating a Positive Learning Climate *
  • Residents as Teachers II: Residents as Teachers & Leaders *
  • Residents as Teachers III: Residents as Teachers & Role Models *  
Underserved & Special Populations
  • Advocacy I:
    1- Caring for Patients in a Broken System
    2- Health Care and the Medically Underserved 
  • Advocacy II: Beyond the Bedside
  • Advocacy III: Medicine & Megaphones- Using the Media to Promote Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Caring for Diverse Populations 
  • Domestic Violence *
  • Adolescent Medicine Case Study 
  • Disability: The Basic I
  • Assistive Devices for the Disabled
  • Rural Health Opportunity and Loan Repayment 
  • Centers of Obesity Research & Education (CORE)
  • Special Populations Career Panel session 
Primary Care Workshops
  • Genetics in Primary Care: Taking and Interpreting a Family History
  • Derm Workshop 
  • Splint Setting Session
  • Mental Health I: Case-based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
  • Mental Health II: Initial Diagnosis and Management of Serious Mental Illness in the Primary Care Setting  
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Health 
  • Health Literacy
  • Physical Exams
  • Physical Therapy for Primary Care Residents 
* Topics presented through residency clinician educator pathway or ABIM sessions