Message from the Program Director
Welcome to the University of
Colorado School of Medicine’s Med-Peds residency program! Our residency –
started in 2014 – has grown and matured quickly into a world-class training
program. We’ve been given the unique opportunity to be intentional about the
type of training we offer our residents while under the auspices of two
categorical training programs that consistently rank as top in the nation. Our
philosophy from the beginning has always been resident-focused. We are
constantly searching for new ways to help foster leaders and innovators in
clinical care, research, education, and community health. We strongly value a
resident’s personal and professional goals and provide individual mentorship
and coaching starting intern year.
In addition to our
exceptional inpatient training, one of the distinguishing characteristics of
our residency program is the unique ambulatory experience we offer. Our
combined Med-Peds clinic - located at a Federally Qualified Health Center in
Southwest Denver - is truly the ideal place to learn and practice primary care.
We have thoughtfully built in a Med-Peds academic half-day curriculum where we
focus on the resident-as-the-teacher. In 2018 we launched our new Research,
Education, Advocacy and Community Health (REACH) initiative, including a new
partnership with the Department of Public Health. This innovative
endeavor gives residents dedicated time to develop skills to be effective
leaders, educators and clinicians both in and out of the clinical setting. Our
program values diversity and inclusion and we are always looking for more ways
to help residents become global citizens both at home and abroad.
Thank you for taking
the time to learn about our program. I truly hope that you will have an
opportunity to visit us in Colorado so you can see first-hand why our program
is an ideal place for you to train.
Julie A. Venci, MD
P.S. Oh yeah, did I mention the Rocky Mountains?!