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
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.
We’re very excited to launch our new Research, Education, Advocacy and
Community Health (REACH) initiative, including a new partnership with the
Department of Public Health. This innovative endeavor will give 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?!