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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, Special Populations 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
  • DNR Discussions
  • Giving Bad News
  • Palliative Care & Hospice
  • Board of Medical Examiners
​Health Services Research/Evidence Based Medicine & Information
  • Introduction to Library Resources
  • PC Research I: Introduction to Primary Care Research Track
  • PC Research II & III: Study Design and Writing an Abstract
​Managed Care & Office Practice
  • ​Office Management I: Introduction to Billing
  • Office Management II: Coordinating Your Practice
  • Office Management III: Billing Education and Office
  • Email Medicine
  • Telephone Medicine
  • Legal Medicine (Medical Law)
  • Profiling
  • Reimbursement
  • ​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
​Underserved & Special Populations
  • Adolescent Medicine Case Study
  • ​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
  • Caring for Diverse Populations
  • Disability: The Basic I
        Assistive Devices for the Disabled
  • Elderly Driver
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy
  • Rural Health Opportunity and Loan Repayment
  • Centers of Obesity Research & Education (CORE)
​Primary Care Workshops
  • ​Genetics in Primary Care: Taking and Interpreting a Family History
  • Derm Workshop
  • Mental Health I: Case-based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
  • Mental Health II: Behavioral and medical Treatment of Insomnia
  • Mental Health III: Initial Diagnosis and Management of Serious Mental Illness in the Primary Care Setting
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Exams
  • Physical Therapy for Primary Care Residents