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Program Director Welcome Letter


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. 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.

Best,

Julie A. Venci, MD 

P.S. Oh yeah, did I mention the Rocky Mountains?!