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Primary Care Tuesday/Wednesday Education Session Curriculum

Interns in the Primary Care track attend weekly dedicated curricular sessions during two months out of their first year (6 to 7 Tuesday mornings in June/July and March/April). For our upper level residents, there are weekly Wednesday morning conferences on outpatient or elective months and 12 to 14 Wednesday mornings (6 to 7 Wednesdays per year) are dedicated to the Primary Care track.

​Curriculum ​Session
​​Behavioral Health & Communication
  • Challenging Patient Conversations​
  • 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
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • ​Welcome to Primary Care
  • Career Panel, Special Populations Career Panel
  • Evaluating an Employment Contract
  • Updating your CV
​Ethics & Professionalism
  • Negotiating Treatment at the End-of-Life
  • End-of-Life Ethics and Colorado Law
  • DNR Discussions
  • Giving Bad News
  • Palliative Care & Hospice
  • Board of Medical Examiners
​Health Services Research/Evidence Based Medicine & Information
  • Basic EBM for the internist
  • 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
  • ​Email Medicine/Telephone Medicine
  • Office Management I: Introduction to Billing
  • Office Management II: Coordinating Your Practice
  • Office Management III: Billing Education and Office
  • Physician Profiling
  • Reimbursement
  • ​Focus Group
  • 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
  • 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
  • Centers of Obesity Research & Education (CORE)
  • Elderly Driver
  • Health Literacy
  • Rural Health Opportunity and Loan Repayment
​Primary Care Workshops
  • Derm Workshop
  • Multiple Chronic Disease
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy for Primary Care Residents
  • Sports Medicine/MSK


Updating Your CV session with Dr. Chacko